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Hermitage Capital non-investment case

Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer for the British investment company Hermitage Capital, was charged with large-scale corporate tax evasion. Shortly before his arrest, Magnitsky claimed to have uncovered a massive fraud in which Moscow tax and police officials had allegedly embezzled $230 million of budget funds. He died in a Moscow pretrial detention center in 2009 after spending nearly a year behind bars. His death sparked a public outcry and drew human rights activists attention. Magnitsky's former partner Ivan Cherkasov is suspected of being involved in over $67 million income tax evasion. Hermitage head William Browder is also a suspect in the case and has been placed on the international wanted list like Cherkasov.

10:03 30/05/2012 Washington has no plans at the moment to make public a list of sanctions against Russian officials allegedly linked to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. More »
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