Russian taxman sues dead lawyer

This is probably something characteristic of tax authorities and not just the crazy Russian legal system at work. The unfortunate Sergei Magnitsky died in pre-trial detention 2 years ago after being denied urgent medical care but  a presidential human rights commission found last summer that charges against him had been fabricated. But the taxman won’t give up.

It does seem like a case of “kill him in detention” and then sue him!!!

Reuters: 

MOSCOW PLANS TO PUT DEAD LAWYER ON TRIAL

Russian investigators have said they may prosecute a dead lawyer who worked for a foreign investment fund in the latest bizarre twist to a case that has come to exemplify investor fears about Russia’s rule of law.

Source: Financial Times:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ef3b4172-51b5-11e1-a30c-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1llc77Qbh

 

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