Former Yukos Lawyer Joins Rosneft

gololobov031510.jpgToday Nezavisimaya Gazeta is reporting that the former Yukos lawyer Dmitry Gololobov, who has in recent years cooperated with prosecutors in testimony against defendants and published materials against the case before the ECHR, has accepted a Vice President position at the state oil company Rosneft.  This appointment should raise many urgent questions, especially given Rosneft’s involvement in the reception and direct benefit from stolen Yukos assets and the unlawful imprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Dmitry Gololobov, former head of legal department of the liquidated Yukos oil company, is to take the post of vice-president of Rosneft. Told a source close to the management of Rosneft. 

According to the source, Gololobov, more than five years living in London, may return to Moscow and get to the new workplace “in April we will shake down the last legal formalities: in 2004 the lawyer was declared the Prosecutor General of Russia in the international wanted list for alleged involvement in illegal transactions with the shares of “Eastern oil companies” and Gololobov not be able to cross the border of Russia, while against him were withdrawn by the old charges. “The new employer Gololobov actively addressing the issue”, – explained the source.