"A group of Russian investment banks offered oil giant Yukos $450 million for its stake in a multinational gas joint venture ... The offer by the Alfa Services group follows earlier suggestions from Yukos that it would sell its stake in Rospan International."
Oh really now?
June 26, 2003 - TNK-BP deal first announced
Platon Lebedev, head of an investment group that owned a majority interest in Yukos Oil Co. was arrested and charged with defrauding the Russian government of $283 million.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was brought in for questioning.
Khodorkovsky and Lebedev went on to spend over a decade in prison, but the Alfa-Access-Renova mobsters are doing quite well these days.
Go figure. 👇👇