Russian Billionaire Fights Criminal Case Tied To Arbitration

Law360, London (August 5, 2019, 6:11 PM BST) -- A London judge agreed Monday to delay the arraignment of a former Russian politician accused of perverting the course of justice during earlier litigation until January.

Vladimir Anatolevich Chernukhin, a former deputy finance minister in Russia, is facing allegations of intending to pervert the course of justice between November 2015 and January 2019, in a private prosecution brought by Russian businessmen and rival Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska.

Chernukhin was scheduled for arraignment at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, but Judge Christopher Hehir agreed that entering a plea would be inappropriate pending the outcome of two applications Chernukhin recently lodged with the court....

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