9 April 2012. Case against Dr. Larisa Litvinova suspected of negligence in the death of a prominent lawyer who reported official corruption in Russia. The lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, had accused Interior Ministry officials of using false tax documents to steal $230 million from the state. He was imprisoned for tax evasion in 2008 and died in custody in November 2009. It was stated that Magnitsky was severely beaten and denied medical treatment in prison. Russia’s top investigative body said Monday it has dropped charges against a doctor on grounds of a two-year statute of limitations in such probes. Sergei Magnitsky worked at that time for Hermitage Capital, an investment fund owned and run by U.S.-born William Browder.
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