United States / Russia: Court Dismisses Lawyers in Magnitsky Fraud Case
20 Oct 2016

A court in the United States ruled on Monday to disqualify lawyers representing a firm connected to the Magnitsky fraud case, after they had switched sides to defend a company accused of money laundering.

The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit instructed a court in New York where the case is being heard to dismiss lawyer John Moscow and the law firm BakerHostetler from representing Prevezon, a Cyprus-based company allegedly tied to a $230 million tax fraud scheme.

The law firm was originally hired in 2008 to provide information to Hermitage Capital, the Guernsey-based investment fund and asset management firm whose staff member, Sergei Magnitsky, uncovered the fraud in 2007.

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