MOSCOW, February 7 - RAPSI. The Interior Ministry has completed its preliminary investigation into the criminal case opened against former Hermitage Capital Management head William Browder and auditor Sergei Magnitsky on charges of large-scale corporate tax evasion, the ministry reports.

The ministry also said the court should appraise the investigation results and issue a decision as Magnitsky's legitimate representatives do not consent to the case's closure.

Magnitsky, who was accused of corporate tax evasion in relation to his work for the fund, died in an investigative isolation ward in November 2009. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, his death was caused by cardiovascular insufficiency.

The criminal case against Magnitsky was terminated by the Investigative Committee due to his death, but the Prosecutor General's Office decided to resume the investigation.