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UK High Court Orders Arrest of Pavel Karpov, Former Russian Policeman in the Magnitsky Case, for Contempt of Court

May 25, 2017

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UK High Court Orders Arrest of Pavel Karpov, Former Russian Policeman in the Magnitsky Case, for Contempt of Court
25 May 2017 – Today, UK High Court judge Mr Justice Haddon-Cave issued an arrest warrant for former Russian policeman Major Pavel Karpov, one of the key players in the Magnitsky affair, for contempt of court and disobedience.
The arrest warrant was issued due to Karpov’s breach of court orders in relation to his failure to pay £650,000 of Hermitage’s legal costs after Karpov’s libel suit against Hermitage was struck out in 2013 by the UK High Court as an abuse of process. At the time, Pavel Karpov was ordered to pay Hermitage’s legal costs, which he failed to do.
The UK High Court ordered Pavel Karpov to attend court for questioning about his assets. In reply, Karpov sent a mocking poem to Hermitage’s lawyers (see in full below).
In September 2016, Pavel Karpov was found by the UK High Court in contempt of court. He was given a suspended three-month sentence. In response, Karpov told Russian news agency Interfax: “I sought after protection from the London Court, but now I need protection from this Court.”
After Karpov failed to attend another hearing last December, at today’s hearing Mr Justice Haddon-Cave ordered an arrest of Pavel Karpov.
“It is ordered that the bailiffs and constables are required to arrest the Claimant [Pavel Karpov] and to bring him before a judge to consider whether a committal order should be discharged,” said Mr Justice Haddon-Cave in his judgment.
“This warrant means that Pavel Karpov will be arrested the moment he sets foot on British soil. It also sends a powerful message to people around the world that the British court system can’t be abused by libel tourists,” said William Browder, head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign.
For more information, please contact:

Justice for Sergei Magnitsky
+44 207 440 1777
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Pavel Karpov’s mocking poem sent to Hermitage’s Lawyers in July 2016 (translated from Russian):
I waste a lot of money and my nerves in LONDON court,
Within the process with FOUR CONDOMs,
Who think that they can lie and lie,
And in the Parliament and Congress telling bullshit.
You have rejected me in LONDONes, in RUSSIA sort of do the same,
So where for me, to smash your ugly mugs !?
Reminding you about my 8 mil,
Which owned by you already for a year!
Your prison cell is dusty now,
Bill seems forget about years nine!?
The stronger one who has the truth on side,
About this, the film was made,
Thanks to Andrei, unbeatable Nekrasov!
You made some movies, the boarders close for me,
Unleashing Felgin dog to dig some dirt on me.
You sent your script to HOLLYWOOD heroically,
While pushing your RED NOTES to the world.
I have no PRINCESS and RIVA do not have,
On ROBINSON with FALCONi, I look at them in journals.
I waves dissect on mattress in Crimea,
July I spent in junior suite in INTURIST.
Alleged by you PORSCHE, MERCEDES, AUDI,
Are far away somewhere in Tagil.
My GUCCI jacket worn out some time ago,
However RAY BAN, D&G, you never get from me,
The same is true with my BRIONI.
I do receive my 17k –ish every month, from Sber(bank),
And you could count on just a few of it.
My rich of soul you never get,
That leave you with to suck!



Nikolai Gorokhov Returns to Moscow Court After Four-Story Plunge to Release New Evidence on Magnitsky’s Death Cover Up

May 24, 2017

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Nikolai Gorokhov Returns to Moscow Court After Four-Story Plunge to Release New Evidence on Magnitsky’s Death Cover Up

 

24 May 2017 – Today at 3pm the Moscow Basmanny court will hear a complaint filed by Nikolai Gorokhov, the lawyer representing Sergei Magnitsky’s mother about new evidence of an official cover up of Sergei Magnitsky’s death in custody.

 

The previous court hearing which had been scheduled for 24 March 2017 in which Mr Gorokhov intended to present this evidence could not go ahead because Mr Gorokhov plunged four stories from his apartment in circumstances which many believe were intended to stop his activities.

 

The complaint filed by Mr Gorokhov alleges that an official cover up of Sergei Magnitsky’s death was orchestrated by the Russian investigator Strizhov, who closed the Magnitsky death case claiming there was “no crime,” despite injuries on Magnitsky’s body.

 

The new evidence submitted by Mr Gorokhov shows that investigator Strizhov worked closely with key suspects implicated by Sergei Magnitsky in the US$230 million fraud, while purportedly investigating them.

 

The new evidence comprises WhatsApp conversations and emails from the so-called “Pavlov Leaks” published on the Internet. The key conversations are between Andrei Pavlov, a key member of the Kluyev organized crime group, and his long-term associate, former Russian Interior Ministry investigator Oleg Urzhumtsev.

 

The Pavlov Leaks show that there were agreements between investigator Strizhov and members of the Klyuev group one month before investigator Strizhov exonerated Pavlov, Interior Ministry officer Urzhumtsev and other criminal group associates from liability for the US$230 mln theft and its cover up.

 

Mr Gorokhov filed a complaint against the refusal by the Russian Investigative Committee to investigate the new evidence of abuse of office by investigator Strizhov in Magnitsky’s death investigation.

 

The complaint will be heard today by judge Safina of Basmanny district court at 3 pm.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Justice for Sergei Magnitsky

+44 207 440 1777

e-mail: info@lawandorderinrussia.org

www.lawandorderinrussia.org

billbrowder.com

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Басманный суд г. Москвы рассмотрит жалобу матери Магнитского

May 24, 2017

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Басманный суд г. Москвы рассмотрит жалобу матери Магнитского

 

24 мая 2017 года – Сегодня в 15 ч Басманный суд г. Москвы должен рассмотреть жалобу матери Сергея Магнитского на отказ Следственного комитета РФ рассматривать ее заявление об освобождении от ответственности за смерть ее сына членов преступной группы,  причастной к хищению 5,4 миллиардов рублей, следователем СК РФ Стрижовым.
Как указывается в заявлении Натальи Магнитской в СК РФ, следователь СК РФ Стрижов, которому было поручено расследовать обстоятельства гибели Сергея Магнитского в следственном изоляторе,  а также причастность к раскрытому Сергеем Магнитским многомиллиардному хищению и его укрывательству адвоката Андрея Павлова и его сообщника, бывшего следователя МВД РФ Олега Уржумцева, находился в сговоре с этими лицами, действовал по их указаниям, освободил членов преступной группы Клюева и пособничавших ей сотрудников МВД РФ от уголовной ответственности. На это указывают данные опубликованных в интернете переговоров в «WhatsApp» и электронной переписки адвоката Павлова и Олега Уржумцева в феврале 2013 года, за месяц до вынесения следователем СК РФ Стрижовым в марте 2013 года постановления о прекращении уголовного дела о смерти Сергея Магнитского в следственном изоляторе, где он был обнаружен со следами телесных повреждений, за «отсутствием события преступления».

 

Ранее Следственный комитет РФ отказался рассматривать заявление Натальи Магнитской, и это решение было обжаловано в Басманный суд г Москвы. Рассматривать жалобу поручено судье Ю.Р. Сафиной.

 

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Сын вице-президента РЖД заплатит Казначейству США 5,9 миллионов долларов в связи с делом об отмывании похищенных у россиян 5,4 миллиардов рублей

May 13, 2017

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Сын вице-президента РЖД заплатит Казначейству США 5,9 миллионов долларов в связи с делом об отмывании похищенных у россиян 5,4 миллиардов рублей

 

13 мая 2017 года – Денис Кацыв, сын вице-президента «РЖД» Петра Кацыва, заплатит Казначейству США 5,9 миллионов долларов в связи с делом  об отмывании 5,4 миллиардов рублей (230 миллионов долларов), похищенных у граждан России – преступления, раскрытого Сергеем Магнитским.

 

Это следует из подписанного Денисом Кацывом поручительства, опубликованного рано утром в субботу, 13 мая 2017 года, Прокуратурой Нью-Йорка. Поручительство заплатить почти шесть миллионов долларов в казну США было подписано Денисом Кацывом за три дня до начала судебных слушаний (15 мая 2017г.) в Нью-Йорке.

 

Накануне суд Нью-Йорка вынес решение в пользу Прокуратуры США, отклонив ходатайство компании Кацыва о прекращении дела, указав на обоснованность доводов об отмывании преступных доходов по всем четырем пунктам, заявленным Прокуратурой США в обоснование иска к «Превезон холдингс»: 1) мошенничество против банка HSBC, 2) передача похищенного имущества другому лицу, 3) дача взятки чиновнику, 4) отмывание преступных доходов. Спустя два дня Денис Кацыв подписал поручительство о выплате Казначейству США 5,9 миллионов долларов.

 

Данная сумма в три раза превышает объем средств в 1,9 миллиона долларов, обнаруженных Прокуратурой Нью-Йорка у кипрской компании Кацыва  из похищенных из бюджета России 5,4 миллиардов рублей. В России же Денис Кацыв и другие лица связанные с его компанией освобождены от какой-либо ответственности. Генеральная прокуратура России не нашла в их действиях состава преступления.

 

«Событие в Нью-Йорке – это большая победа международной кампании за справедливость для Сергея Магнитского», – сказал руководитель кампании «Справедливость для Сергея Магнитского» Уильям Браудер.

 

«Мы уверены, что оно открывает дорогу для аналогичных действий в других странах мира. Лица, получившие средства от преступления, раскрытого Сергеем Магнитским, должны знать, что они в конечном итоге будут конфискованы», – сказал Уильям Браудер, автор международного бест-селлера «Красный циркуляр».

 

 

На сегодня подписанное Кацывом Поручительство еще не утверждено судом США, рассматривающим гражданский иск Прокуратуры Нью-Йорка к группе компаний «Превезон Холдингс» об отмывании преступных доходов от 5,4-миллиардного хищения.

 

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Son of Senior Russian Government Official to Pay US$5.9 Million to the US Treasury in the First Money Laundering Action Linked to Magnitsky Case

May 13, 2017

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Son of Senior Russian Government Official to Pay US$5.9 Million to the US Treasury in the First Money Laundering Action Linked to Magnitsky Case

 

13 May 2017 – Denis Katsyv, the son of a senior Russian government official, will pay US$5.9 million to the US Treasury in the first case in the West linked to the $230m proceeds from the Russian fraud that Sergei Magnitsky exposed and was eventually killed over.

 

This is a huge victory in our campaign for justice for Sergei Magnitsky. The amount to be paid is more than triple the amount of money laundering proceeds that was thus far identified by the US government in New York connected to Prevezon,” said William Browder, leader of the global Magnitsky Justice campaign.


“This sends a clear message to the people who received that money that it’s not safe in the West and will be seized. I believe that this case will give the green light to other countries to follow suit,
” said William Browder, who described the Magnitsky justice campaign in a New York Times best-seller, “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice.”

 

The stipulation to pay US$5.9 million to the US Treasury has been signed on 12 May 2017 by Russian national Denis Katsyv, in his capacity as owner of Cyprus-based Prevezon Holdings and a web of other offshore companies, including IKR, Martash Holdings, Ferencoi Investments Ltd and as “legal representative” of Kolevins Ltd. The stipulation will have to be approved by the US court to go into effect.

 

After US$230 million had been stolen by a group of Russian officials and organized criminals, a wide “Byzantine” network of shell companies and conduit accounts was used to launder the stolen  proceeds, some of which have been traced by the US Department of Justice to the real estate properties in New York purchased by the Katsyv-owned Cypriot company, Prevezon Holdings.

 

In 2013, the US Department of Justice froze Prevezon’s assets, and the case was scheduled to go to trial on Monday, 15 May 2017. Denis Katsyv tried to dismiss the US Justice Department’s action on the eve of the trial, challenging the basis for the money laundering allegations against him.

 

In an opinion issued five days before the trial, on 10 May 2017, United States District Judge William Pauley III dismissed Prevezon’s motion.

 

The court found sufficient basis to try the case on four different wrong-doings identified by the US Department of Justice, including (1) fraud against HSBC, (2) transportation of stolen property, (3) bribery of a Russian official, and (4) money laundering.
In its 10 May 2017 opinion, the US court also upheld the US Justice Department’s money tracing analysis in relation to the US$230 million fraud proceeds. The court found that the US Government presented evidence that “the money laundering scheme was designed to conceal the illegal nature and source of the $1.9 million [traced to Prevezon] at issue,” including that “some of the accounts of the conduit entities were opened a few months before the transfers at issue, at the same bank on the same day;” two intermediary accounts had “strikingly similar pattern[s] of activity in their bank accounts;” “the majority of their incoming transfers came from three senders, one of whom routed money from an account at a bank designated by the U.S. Treasury as money laundering concern;” “a total of five accounts reflecting similar patterns of activity were repeatedly accessed from the same IP address,” and  that “dividing proceeds to avoid detection is a hallmark of money laundering.”

 

Two days later Prevezon signed the stipulation to pay US$5.9 million to settle the US Justice Department’s money laundering action and avoid going to trial.

 

Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who uncovered the massive corruption perpetrated systematically by Russian officials and organized criminals, including the theft of US$230 million in 2007, was tortured and killed in Russian police custody after exposing it. The Russian government prosecuted Sergei Magnitsky posthumously and exonerated all officials involved in the US$230 million fraud.

 

Sergei Magnitsky’s colleagues have been able to continue his investigation, and uncovered the vast money laundering network spanning multiple jurisdictions and hundreds of conduit accounts.

 

Denis Katsyv’s and Prevezon’s accounts remain subject to a criminal money laundering investigation in Switzerland conducted by the Swiss Attorney General. Switzerland was the first country to act in relation to the US$230 million fraud proceeds going to Prevezon accounts imposing account freeze in 2012.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Justice for Sergei Magnitsky

+44 207 440 1777

e-mail: info@lawandorderinrussia.org

www.lawandorderinrussia.org

billbrowder.com

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