Tag: Viktor Zubkov

How Putin Uses Money Laundering Charges to Control His Opponents

July 18, 2013

Last Thursday, Sergei Magnitsky was convicted of tax evasion. The only problem was he was not there to hear the verdict read. Magnitsky was killed in Moscow’s Butyrka prison in 2009, likely as a result of beatings and a lack of medical treatment. His crime was uncovering a $230 million tax fraud involving members of […]

Russia, Where You Can Prosecute a Ghost

July 11, 2013

The tweet containing the picture above says it all: Oh,Russia.Where you can prosecute a ghost.MT @YuliaSkyNews Cameras film empty Magnitsky cage. Defendant long dead pic.twitter.com/45xBlr9TVa — Amie Ferris-Rotman (@Amie_FR) July 11, 2013 Today, Russian courts found deceased investment fund lawyer,¬†¬†Sergei Magnitsky, guilty of tax evasion, along with his former client, William Browder (tried in absentia). […]