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Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:44:32 +0000
Subject: Yukos Oil & Gas,
I was reading through a web page and found your profile interesting while searching for a possible partner following an opportunity that will be of immense benefit to both of us, if pursued to its logical conclusion. Although, I do not know you in person but I do maintain my late father's-philosophy that business are people and contacts. Business is always based on trust and open mindedness, and it is on this note that I act. I am Mr. MIKHAILOVICH ANDREEV a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Presently in Russia and worked in the following companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its Branches all over the world)
I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100.5M (One Hundred and Five Million United States Dollars) which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me only and invest same in your country privately for mutual benefit. I have agreed to employ your services since you are in no way associated with Yukos Oil & Gas company, to assist receive some funds for safe keeping and for onward investment in your country on my behalf, as our assets have been frozen in Russia and while excess of US$100.5M is just lying there, we are unable to liquidate them, or use them as guarantee for payment of taxes inflicted on us by the government. I have decided to use your able self to realize our business you will be rewarded with 4% of the total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this? Before my boss arrest I was a personal consultant to him, authority was handed over to me in transfer of money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovs!
Already the funds have left the shore of Russia to a European private Bank where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his Involvement in politics by financing the leading and opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces, Led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party Led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which poses a treat to President Vladimir Putting Second Tenure as Russian president. Please take a moment of your very busy schedules to read about it on the following internet WebPages:
All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the above quoted Sum and I will re-profile the funds in your names so as to turn away Russian authorities from us since you are in no way associated with Yukos Oil & Gas nor Mr. Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his associates, which will enable The European bank transfer the sum to you. I have decided to use this Sum to relocate and never to be connected to any Of Mikhail Khodorkovsky Conglomerates. As Soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude the Transaction with me, I will provide you with the details. Humbly send in your Letter of Acceptance and a brief background description of you via this private email address only:
NOTE; My private email (email@example.com ) more details of the logistics and modalities of realizing this transaction shall be discussed with you upon the receipt of your detailed information/Credibility.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Yukos Oil & Gas,