Oligarch guilty of wanting honest government

  • 2003-11-20
  • By Marielle Eudes, AFP
MOSCOW - The end of the era of "oligarch capitalism," or rather a maneuver by Russia's bureaucratic elite to tighten their hold over a system that has served them well? The jury is still out on what the jailing of oil chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky means for Russia.The official reasons for the arrest at gunpoint of the former Yukos chief executive - tax evasion and massive fraud - apply equally well to a score of other "oligarchs," or top tycoons, who grew fabulously wealthy virtually overnight in the mid-1990s and who remain untroubled.And so the question remains: why Khodorkovsky?For some, th...
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