British financier William Browder is involved in five criminal cases in Russia, including some opened over murder and organization of a criminal community, Russia’s Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika said while answering questions in the Federation Council on Wednesday.
"At the moment he is involved in five criminal cases, including murder and creation and command of a criminal community and laundering of more than 5 billion rubles stolen from the budget," TASS quoted him as saying.
Chaika recalled that a Russian court convicted Browder in absentia of fraud. "I am certain that he will be brought to justice for his schemes in other countries," he added.
Chaika believes that Browder has lost credibility abroad, too.
He recalled that a US court that considered a lawsuit of the US government against a Russian citizen refused to take into account the attorney’s references to the Magnitsky Act, because the latter was passed without impartial verification of information based on allegations by foreign citizen William Browder.
Also, the court removed from the list of evidence the resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (on the Sergey Magnitsky case) as an unacceptable, unprofessional and inauthentic document based on the subjective assessment of rapporteur Andrea Gross, Chaika said.
Browder paid no taxes in the United States and was not registered as a foreign investor.
"No reaction from the US, though," Chaika said.