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The prosecutor's office reported a new case against Browder :: Company :: RBC


Money is suspected of creating a criminal community. In Russia, Browder has been tried in the absence of tax evasion and financial fraud.

William Brauder

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The head of the Hermitage Fund Capital, William Brauder, opened a new criminal case as part of the first part of the art. 210 of the Criminal Code – the establishment of a criminal community, said Attorney General Attorney Nikolai Atmonev, RBC reporters report.

"Since 1997, the Attorney General, in cooperation with the investigating authorities, has been prosecuting Braude and the international community he heads," said the prosecutor. This community was created to commit serious crimes in order to obtain economic benefits, Atmonev added.

"Based on evidence collected last Friday (November 16 – RBC) Issued a decision to initiate a criminal case under section 1 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code, "he noted.

In addition, Assistant Attorney General for Special Assignments Mikhail Aleksandrov said that the Commission of Inquiry is investigating the murder of Sergei Magnitsky, Octai Hasanov, Semyon Korobeinikov and Valery Kurochkin.

According to the prosecutor, they may be poisoned. "The picture of Genitzky's death is similar to the picture of the death of Kuroch and Kien and Chasanov," he noted.

Atmonev said that Brauder is now trying to put on the wrong track the investigation taking place in England, on the circumstances of the death of the financial Alexander Perplicz. In an investigation by the British authorities it was determined that the plant poison of Perplicana was found in the body.

Hermitage Capital was one of the largest foreign investment funds in the Russian market. But in 2005, his head was denied entry to Russia, eight years later he was convicted in the absence of financial fraud. In 2017, Moscow's Tverskoy Court sentenced Browder to an absence of another nine years in prison, convicting him of tax evasion.

In 2009, Sergei Magnitsky, Hermitage Capital Auditor, died in SIZO. Magnitsky said he had discovered a plan to remove money from Russia's budget. Shortly thereafter he was arrested – Magnitsky was accused of helping him evade taxes. According to the comptroller, the money was stolen by police officers who initiated his arrest.

The investigation believes that the management of Browder Fund, through businessman Octai Hasanov, appealed to Korobeinikov, the actual owner of the Universal Savings Bank, the dialogue on the issue of tax refunds that Hermitage Capital has paid.

Hasanov later died of a heart attack, and Korobeinikov fell from the balcony.

Kurochkin was the director of the Ryland LLC – one of the companies that had part of Hermitage Capital. He was appointed in September 2007. He died later.

Perpellini was William Brauder's informer of the Magnitsky case. He was found dead in the UK in November 2012.

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