The head of Hermitage Capital William Browder is trying to initiate in the West, the criminal case against the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika and his family, seeking thereby to discredit the Russian business and authorities. Chaika declared in an interview with NTV.
“The motivation is very simple — to show that the business community in Russia and the Russian leadership, in particular law enforcement agencies, corrupt, discredit of the Russian Federation through this. Moreover, let us investigate a criminal case on the Browder further,” he said.
“After all, how would Browder tried, which just slingshot it to us or set, we removed a huge array of documents from Cyprus — what he’s afraid of,” added the Prosecutor General.
Chaika added that the Russian side raised the issue with colleagues in the United States on excitation of criminal case against Browder and fellow billionaires Mill, which was one of the key sponsors of the Democratic party.
Hermitage Capital operated in Russia from 1996 to 2006. In 2005, his supervisor Browder was denied entry into the country, and later he was sentenced to nine years on charges of tax evasion.
Later it was reported that Browder was involved in lobbying for the Magnitsky act in the U.S. Congress. The document adopted in 2012 provides for introduction of sanctions against individuals suspected of involvement in the death of the lawyer of Fund Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow jail.