Russian oil manager arrested on fraud charge
on 19/10/2012 10:13:59
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the unidentified executive is suspected of defrauding two businessmen by promising them high-ranking posts in the Russian government.
TNK-BP, Russia's third-largest oil producer, is owned by BP and a consortium of Russian billionaires on a parity basis.
In June, BP said it intended to sell its stake in the company, and state-owned Rosneft is the most likely buyer. A deal could be announced as early as today.
TNK-BP was not available for comment.