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United States Accuse Russian Lawyer of Fraud


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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 20:32 GMT

The Federal District Attorney in Manhattan, Jeffrey Berman, said in a statement Tuesday that a judge had been charged with obstruction of justice to a Russian lawyer who met many members of the Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team.

Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a case filed by the US government in 2013 against Russia's Prevision Holdings, accused of a $230 million tax fraud in Moscow.

The money came from a fraudulent scheme to recover tax money disclosed by lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested by Russian authorities and died in prison in 2009 for being denied treatment, according to reports of serious illnesses. 

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