(From The Moscow Times)
With the legal noose tightening around the neck of the nation's largest company, Kommersant ran a headline on its front page Saturday that asked: "When Will They Come for Khodorkovsky?"
Soon, was the answer that came from First Deputy Prosecutor General Yury Biryukov on Monday.
Dismissing speculation that the four-month legal assault on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's empire might quietly go away, Biryukov said the Yukos CEO would be called in for further questioning as part of an escalating probe into his company's affairs that has already resulted in two of six Yukos billionaires facing prison terms.
"We have already questioned Khodorkovsky once and we plan to call him in again," Biryukov told Interfax on Monday, just three days after his office filed tax evasion charges against Yukos-Moskva president and core Yukos shareholder Vasily Shakhnovsky.
"I'm convinced that Khodorkovsky, as head of the company, is responsible for the violations that his employees …