Russia's Federal Tax Service may seek repayment of outstanding debt in Magnitsky-Browder case

The Russian financial agencies are considering the possibility of filing a lawsuit seeking multi-million compensation within the framework of the trial of the "tax case" against Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in detention, and Hermitage Capital co-founder William Browder.

"The Federal Tax Service may use its right to file a civil lawsuit within the framework of this case," a source with knowledge on the situation told Interfax.

The source said the parties are currently working on determining the amount of the claim.

"Magnitsky and Browder are accused of evading more than half a billion rubles in taxes," the source said.

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