Magnitsky's representatives may examine court materials on March 11
MOSCOW, March 6 - RAPSI. An official notification was sent to the attorneys of Sergei Magnitsky, an auditor for the Hermitage Capital Management Fund who died in an investigative isolation ward which state that they will be able to familiarize themselves with the criminal case materials on March 11, the Investigative Department reported.
Additionally, they were told once again that if they do not consent to the cessation of the criminal case, they will have to assess the results of the investigation in court.
Earlier, the Investigative Department reported that the investigators received an official refusal from Magnitsky's relatives to study the case. After the refusal, the investigators were obliged by law to submit the case to court.
Magnitsky, an auditor for the Hermitage Capital Management Fund, was charged with large-scale corporate tax evasion. He died in a Moscow pretrial detention center on November 16, 2009 after spending nearly a year behind bars.
According to investigators, Magnitsky and his accomplices stole hundreds of millions of rubles from the state by manipulating tax returns between September and October 2007.
In turn, Hermitage Capital has maintained that the investment fund had paid the 5.4 billion rubles ($182.75 million) in taxes, but the money was stolen by corporate raiders with the help of law enforcement officials. Magnitsky's prosecution has been attributed to this theft.