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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:

 

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The Queen of England Gives Final Approval to the Magnitsky Sanctions Law in the UK

April 28, 2017

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The Queen of England Gives Final Approval to the Magnitsky Sanctions Law in the UK

 

28 April 2017 –  The Queen of England has given the royal assent to the UK Magnitsky sanctions provision contained in the Criminal Finances Bill passed in the UK parliament. The UK Magnitsky sanctions provision has now become law. It gives the British government the power to seize assets of gross human rights violators.

 

“The royal approval of the UK Magnitsky act represents a significant progress in the globalization of the Magnitsky sanctions regime against kleptocrats and human rights abusers,” said William Browder, leader of the global Magnitsky Justice Campaign and author of “Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No 1 Enemy.”

 

“This effort is the result of seven years of advocacy in the name of Sergei Magnitsky who uncovered and testified about the US$230 million corruption scheme perpetrated by Russian officials and was killed for his whistle-blowing,” said William Browder.

 

The Magnitsky sanctions provision has previously received approval from both houses of the UK parliament.

 

The UK Magnitsky legislation protects those who “have sought to expose the illegal activity carried out by a public official or a person acting in an official capacity, or to obtain, exercise, defend or promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (full text here).

 

The UK Magnitsky sanctions legislation stipulates gross human rights abuse as unlawful conduct.

 

Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian lawyer who uncovered the massive corruption perpetrated systematically by Russian officials and organized criminals, which included thefts from the Russian treasury, including the theft of US$230 million in 2007. Instead of pursuing the officials who approved the thefts, the Russian government arrested Sergei Magnitsky and put him in pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for 358 days and killed at the age of 37. All officials implicated in his torture and the multi-million dollar thefts have been exonerated.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Justice for Sergei Magnitsky

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Magnitsky Sanctions Legislation Introduced in the Lithuanian Parliament

April 20, 2017

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Magnitsky Sanctions Legislation Introduced in the Lithuanian Parliament

20 April 2017 – Today, Magnitsky sanctions legislation has been introduced in the Lithuanian Parliament.

The Lithuania’s Magnitsky bill refuses entry to Lithuania to persons who have been involved in human rights abuses, money laundering and corruption.

The bill is the initiative of Gabrielius Landsbergis, MP, Chairman of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and is co-sponsored by twenty other members of the Lithuanian Parliament from all major political groups, including Farmers and Greens, Social Democrats, Homeland Union -Christian Democrats, and the Liberals.

Mr Landsbergis said of the Magnitsky initiative:

“The impunity of foreign persons who perpetrate gross human rights violations, participate in money laundering or corruption should not be tolerated just because the justice system and the rule of law is corrupted in an undemocratic country, as the Magnitsky case has shown. It is important to let perpetrators know in advance that such crimes are not tolerated in Lithuania and that such people will not be allowed to enter our country. Our Magnitsky law is universal, just as human rights themselves.”

“I hope that more democratic countries in Europe will follow suit, and that finally we will have EU-level sanctions in this regard, just as the European Parliament has called for,” said Mr Landsbergis.

The proposed Magnitsky legislation seeks to amend Article 133 of the Lithuanian Law on the Legal Status of Aliens.

It would ban an alien from entering the Republic of Lithuania if there is information or good reason to believe that the person participated in or contributed to large-scale corruption or money laundering, or to violations of human rights, which resulted in the death or serious injury of a person, the unfounded conviction of a person based on political motives, or other serious negative consequences.

The Magnitsky legislation is proposed as a result of the case of Sergei Magnitsky in Russia which has become emblematic of the human rights abuse for the financial benefit of corrupt government officials.

In 2008, Sergei Magnitsky uncovered a $230 million tax theft committed by Russian state officials, but when he implicated the officials involved, he himself was arrested, unjustly imprisoned for 358 days, tortured and beaten to death in detention center on November 16th, 2009 at the age of 37, leaving a wife and two children.

The Campaign for Justice for Sergei Magnitsky has been vigorously pursued by his former colleagues, which has led to the US Congress passing the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Accountability Act in 2012, and the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act in 2016.

In December 2016, the Estonian Parliament unanimously passed its own Magnitsky Law denying entry to Estonia to human rights abusers.

This year, the UK Parliament has begun consideration of the Magnitsky legislation imposing the financial sanction on human rights abusers in the form of assets forfeiture. The UK’s Magnitsky assets sanctions legislation has been passed by the House of Commons and is being currently considered in the House of Lords.

Main sponsor of the Lithuanian Magnitsky bill:

–       Gabrielius Landsbergis, Leader of TS-LKD Group in Seimas, Chairman of TS-LKD, he also served as Member of the European Parliament in the European People’s Party.

Among other co-sponsors of the Lithuanian Magnitsky bill:

–       Mr Vytautas Bakas, Lithuania’s Farmers and Greens Union, Chair of the National Security and Defence Committee, member of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

–       Mr  Juozas Bernatonis, Social Democrats party, Chair of the of Foreign Affairs Committee, he also served as chief adviser under Prime Minister Kirkilas and as a Ministry of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia.

–       Ms Aušrinė Armonaitė, Liberals Movement party, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The events of the Magnitsky case are described in the international best-seller “Red Notice” by William Browder and in a series of Magnitsky justice campaign videos on the YouTube channel, “Russian Untouchables.”

For more information, please contact:

Justice for Sergei Magnitsky

44 207 440 1777

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www.lawandorderinrussia.org

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