I received one of those phishing scams the other day, you know, the kind where you get x-amount of money for helping some foreign dignitary get his money into the U.S. Well, this time a message hit close to home. The name of the desperate individual this time was none other than Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former CEO of now dismantled Russian oil company Yukos. This one hit close to home because last year, I interviewed former Yukos CFO Bruce Misamore, who dished out the dirty behind the company's destruction due to trumped-up tax evasion charges. The real story was that Khodorkovsky, a successful buisnesman, had dared to speak out against his royal heinous Vlad Putin. Yukos was a profitable company and the CEO was politically opposed to the country's president. Put 2 and 2 together... So yeah, I normally just roll my eyes when I see a scam like this, but this time it left a bitter taste in my mouth. To use the suffering of a real life political prisoner for cheap money? Shame on you, mister con man. For shame. –Stephen Payne, Editor, Oil and Gas Investor This Week; spayne@hartenergy.com