Russian authorities plan to formally charge Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. founder William Browder with tax evasion as a possible step toward requesting his extradition from the U.K., an official said.
Russia opened a criminal case into purchases of OAO Gazprom stock by Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. as prosecutors prepare for the trial of the fund’s founder and his dead legal adviser on tax-fraud charges.
Hermitage Capital Management founder William Browder won the dismissal of a U.K. libel case filed by a former Russian policeman accused of playing a part in the 2009 death of legal and tax adviser Sergei Magnitsky.
Interpol rejected Russia’s request for help in tracking Hermitage Capital Management Ltd.’s co- founder William Browder, charged in absentia with damaging the country’s interests by buying OAO Gazprom shares at a discount more than a decade ago.
Russia will ask Interpol for assistance in a case against Hermitage Capital Management Ltd.’s co-founder William Browder, who’s charged in absentia with damaging Russian interests by buying OAO Gazprom shares at a discount more than a decade ago.
Russia plans to try William Browder, head of London-based Hermitage Capital Management Ltd., for tax evasion, along with Sergei Magnitsky, the fund’s lawyer who died in custody in 2009, RIA Novosti said.
Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. founder William Browder is lobbying Germany and France after the U.K. reportedly followed a U.S. ban on Russian officials over the death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Hermitage Capital Management, the $1.2 billion hedge fund run by William Browder , sued Russia’s Interior Ministry, accusing it of opening an improper tax investigation that defrauded the government out of $230 million.