Russian businessman Alexander Perepelichny, who died in Britain under mysterious circumstances, could have been involved in creating the so-called Magnitsky List - a list of Russian officials who allegedly played a role in Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky's death, a source with knowledge of the situation told Interfax.
"Perepelichny, according to some sources, was the 'decider' - the broker between businessmen and law enforcement - and he had access to high-level executives," the source said.
Perepelichny ran up against financial problems at one time, after which he went abroad in 2010, he said.
And sometime later he got acquainted with Hermitage Capital head William Browder, he added.
"It is not ruled out that the so-called Magnitsky List - a list of Russian officials who could face visa sanctions in connection with Magnitsky's death - was created with Perepelichny's participation," the source said.
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