Prosecutor General's Office greenlights the Magnitsky indictment
MOSCOW, November 29 - RAPSI. The Prosecutor General's Office has approved the indictment in the tax-evasion case against Sergei Magnitsky, who died at the investigative isolation ward three years ago, a source in the office told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
It became known in mid-November that the case had been submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office. After the approval of the indictment, the case will be transferred to court.
"The criminal case regarding Magnitsky, which was transferred from the Interior Ministry's investigative department, has been authorized," a source said.
Sergei Magnitsky, the managing partner of the Firestone Duncan auditing firm and tax and legal consultant of the Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, was detained on November 24, 2008. On the same day the Investigative Committee charged Magnitsky with tax evasion as part of the Hermitage criminal case. On November 26, the Moscow Tverskoy District Court issued an arrest warrant in his name. On November 16, 2009, Sergei Magnitsy died in the Matrosskaya Tishina investigative isolation ward where he was being held.