Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya came to the attention of American intelligence services long before the meeting with the US President’s son Donald trump. Reported by the Associated Press.
According to the Agency, Veselnitskaya promoted the interests of the investment company Prevezon Holdings, owned by Denis Katsyv, son of the Vice-President of Russian Railways Peter Katsyv. According to AP, during a meeting with Donald trump Jr. Veselnitskaya helped to protect the company from accusations of money — laundering this illicit scheme allegedly played a role in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
The Agency notes that Veselnitskaya together with other lobbyists directed a project aimed at the weakening or the abolition of the “Magnitsky act”. The project has allocated 300 thousand dollars.
July 11, trump Jr. posted on Twitter conversation with producer Robert Goldstone, in which was discussed about meeting with Veselnitskaya for the receipt of its dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The lawyer rejected the accusations that it helped the Kremlin to influence the results of presidential elections in the United States. She stated that she has no ties with the Russian government. Veselnitskaya also said that she doesn’t have dirt on Clinton “never had the intention to possess such information.”
Prevezon Holdings was among a group of Russians, against whom in 2013 in the United States, a lawsuit was filed. The American authorities claimed that the organizations were engaged in legalization of funds obtained through tax fraud in Russia $ 230 million.
The transaction was carried out through a UK investment Fund Hermitage Capital Management (HCM), which is a co-founder William Browder. Theft in 2008, was allegedly found by the auditor Sergei Magnitsky. At that time, he served the legal interests of HCM to an employee of a consulting company Firestone Duncan.
In 2009, the lawyer died in a Moscow prison. Three years after his death in the United States adopted the “Magnitsky act”. The occasion was the fact that the American side was considered inadequate investigation into the death of the auditor.