Veselnitskaya will act as a witness in the case against Browder on trial in Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Beevaluated Natalia VeselnitskayaVeselnitskaya will act as a witness in the case against Browder on trial in Moscow© RIA Novosti / Eugene biyatov

Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya will perform in the Tver court of Moscow as a prosecution witness in the case of the founder of Hermitage Capital of William Browder, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

Browder previously initiated criminal prosecution of her client, a Russian businessman Denis Katsyv. Veselnitskaya also known in connection with American elections. In July, the us media reported that the US President’s son Donald trump Jr. in June last year under the mediation of Emin Agalarov met with a lawyer from Russia Natalia Veselnitskaya, expecting that he will present some kind of dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Veselnitskaya came to the court at the request of prosecutors. The solicitors objected, as it is not listed in the indictment. Prior to interrogation, in accordance with the criminal procedure code, it is warned about the responsibility for knowingly giving false information.

Trial in absentia is considering the case against Browder and his business partner Ivan Cherkasov, who declared in the international search and living in London. In 2013 Browder was already convicted in absentia by a Russian court to nine years in prison on charges of tax fraud.

William Browder 1995-2007 was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia. In Russia he was sentenced in absentia to nine years in prison in a criminal case of financial fraud. Britain refused to extradite businessman, who returned to the United States, openly criticized Moscow.

Browder is charged with the organization of tax evasion, the organisation of deliberate bankruptcy and attempted failure to perform duties of a tax agent. According to the lawyer, the charges include the episodes with the bankruptcy of the company «Distant steppe» and a conclusion abroad of shares of the company «Gazprom». The consequence has estimated the General damage from actions of Browder and his business partner Ivan Cherkasov in the case of deliberate bankruptcy and tax crimes in 3.5 billion.

In February, the Tver court of Moscow sanctioned the arrest in absentia Browder and Cherkasov and set a deadline of detention within two months from the date of their transfer to the law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation in case of extradition or deportation, or from the moment of their actual detention in Russia.

Browder and Cherkasov declared in the international search and living in London.

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