MOSCOW (AP) - A U.S. federal court will hear the first U.S. case connected to an alleged Russian fraud scheme exposed by lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. federal court will hear the first U.S. case connected to an alleged Russian fraud scheme exposed by lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after accusing Russian officials of stealing $230 million in tax rebates. The Russian presidential council on human rights said he was beaten and denied medical treatment.
The U.S. later enacted a law named after Magnitsky that allows for sanctions against Russians considered human rights violators.
The New York Southern District Court on Jan. 6 will begin hearing a case brought by the U.S. Justice Department against Prevezon Holdings, which is owned by the son of a former Russian government official.
The Justice Department accuses Prevezon of using $2 million connected to the fraud scheme to purchase Manhattan real estate.