MOSCOW, April 29 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow court
hearing the second case involving Yukos founder Mikhail
Khodorkovsky and his former business partner Platon Lebedev
called a recess on Wednesday until May 12.
The two men, who have been serving eight-year sentences
for fraud and tax evasion since 2005, were transferred from a
Siberian prison to a Moscow detention center in February for
the trial on fresh embezzlement and money laundering charges.
They could have their jail terms extended by another 20
years if convicted of the theft of government shares and the
laundering of money earned from illegal oil sales, in total
worth about $50 billion.