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May 2011

Magnitsky case police officials seek London arrest

The Independent

Russian police officials accused of running an extortion racket want to arrest a London-based businessman on tax evasion charges.

Hermitage Capital, a British investment fund which used to be the largest portfolio investor in Russia until it was hit by a major tax scam, said today that Interior Ministry officials in Moscow were seeking an arrest warrant for Ivan Cherkasov, 41, a senior executive at the company’s UK offices.

Similar charges were brought against Sergei Magnitsky, a whistle-blowing Moscow lawyer who was hired by Hermitage Capital to investigate corrupt state officials. He ended up dying in custody in a case that has become an international cause celebre for those campaigning against official corruption inside Russia.

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