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Khodorkovsky to Repair Toilets

Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky will fix toilets and repair windows at the Karelian prison where he was sent last week, RIA-Novosti reported Monday.

Khodorkovsky has been assigned to a maintenance squad, comprised of fellow inmates, the report said, citing a source at the prison service. During his first prison stint, which he served in Eastern Siberia, Khodorkovsky worked as a sewing machine operator.

Meanwhile, the Investigative Committee said it had failed to confirm a claim that the December verdict to keep Khodorkovsky in jail until 2016 was imposed on Moscow Judge Viktor Danilkin by his superiors.

The allegation was made by Danilkin's aide Natalya Vasilyeva, who presented investigators with a milder draft of the ruling that she said he was forced to discard. But the committee said on its web site Monday that the document might have been fabricated as a "provocation." It did not elaborate.

Before being sent to Karelia, Khodorkovsky applied for parole in Moscow. But the Preobrazhensky District Court has ordered him to refile the request in Karelia, his lawyers said Monday, Interfax reported.

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