Russian's Death Off-Limits At Upcoming $230M Fraud Trial

Law360, New York (May 3, 2017, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can't discuss the jailing and death of Russian investigator Sergei Magnitsky at an upcoming trial against alleged beneficiaries of a $230 million tax fraud scheme he uncovered, saying details of the man whose name has been branded on anticorruption laws around the world could prejudice a jury.

Prevezon Holdings Ltd. and affiliated holding companies have fought the U.S. government for more than three years for control of assets that prosecutors have linked to a Russian gang that allegedly defrauded investor Bill Browder and had his legal adviser Magnitsky arrested and killed when...

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