The third brought in Russia against Browder, the case was dismissed
MOSCOW, 8 Feb — RIA Novosti. Of the MIA of Russia stopped the investigation of the third criminal case against financier William Browder — the fact of purchase of own shares of “Gazprom” for a supposedly lower price, reported RIA Novosti his Alexander Antipov.
“In respect of my client in July of 2017, to investigate the case as regards 4 articles 159 of the criminal code (fraud in especially large size), and later it was changed to article 171 of the criminal code (illegal business). However, the case was dismissed for lack of evidence,” said Antipov.
After that, the lawyer asked the court for compensation for Browder for unreasonable criminal prosecution. However, the Tver court of Moscow refused to reimburse him for the damage, not recognizing these grounds rehabilitative. The appeals instance of the Moscow city court confirmed this decision.
Browder is an international financier and investor, the former employer of the auditor Sergei Magnitsky. 1995-2007 Browder was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia, currently lives in London, Russia announced an international search.
In 2013, Browder was convicted in Russia for tax fraud. The court found that Magnitsky in the interests of Browder, between 1997 and 2002 has implemented the illegal scheme of tax evasion, using firms registered in Kalmykia, and were under the control of Hermitage Capital. He’s not going to return to Russia, so the sentence correspondence — the ability to execute it will appear only if Browder will be in Russia.
At the end of 2017, the Tver Moscow court found Browder guilty of tax evasion and deliberate bankruptcy of the company “Distant steppe”, but didn’t want to toughen the punishment of nine years, obtained by the previous sentence.