Russian Ministry Pursuing Another Lawyer In Magnitsky Death Case

Dow Jones Newswires, By William Mauldin

Russian investigators are seeking the disbarment of a lawyer working for Hermitage Capital, part of what the asset manager says is an ongoing campaign to prevent evidence of official fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars from coming to light.

The case drew international attention after the death last year of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was denied medical treatment behind bars. Russian leaders pledged an investigation but have demonstrated few results other than the firing of several prison officials and a high-ranking Moscow policeman.

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