NYRB won’t run invited letter exposing fake Browder-Magnitsky article

  • False. The first clue was filed with police April 9, 2008 by Rimma Starova, director of Browder’s purloined shell companies. Then July 2008, New York Times reported, Browder’s group filed complaints. Magnitsky spoke to authorities first Oct 2008.
  • No, he was banned for evading $70 million in taxes.
  • Regional and federal tax authorities had been going after Browder’s tax evasion from 2002.
  • Tax evasion investigators with warrants took documents. Stealing? “Illegally transfer?” Zero proof.
  • Magnitsky handled Hermitage tax evasion. He says he discovered theft of companies in October 2007, although Hermitage trustee HSBC reported it July 2007.
  • Only credible report, by Russian NGO, Public Oversight Commission for Human Rights, does not say that.
  • William H. Pauley III, presiding judge in US Prevezon trial, said in NYC hearing May 3, 2017 that the Gross report, based on testimony by Browder staffers, “suffers from a lack of trustworthiness… There doesn’t appear to have ever been an actual hearing conducted….In other words, the Gross report is some piece of work and I mean that in hyperbole.”
  • Case was closed locally, result of payoff proved later, then reopened. Two Browder companies were accused in 2003 of illegally reducing federal tax by not hiring disabled people or cutting regional tax by not investing in republic’s economy. Instead of 35%, they paid 5.5%. Kalmykh Republic Ministry of Internal Affairs filed criminal tax evasion charges against Hermitage and Browder in 2004.
  • Magnitsky was called to testify in October 2006 on the tax charges. Not 2008.
  • Egregious lie. Browder sent 44 documents to Physicians for Human Rights to get them to proclaim Magnitsky was murdered in prison. They said he died from medical neglect.

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journalist investigating financial crime, esp using offshore bank & corporate secrecy, focus now on Browder/Magnitsky hoax. @lucykomisar thekomisarscoop.com/

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Lucy Komisar

Lucy Komisar

journalist investigating financial crime, esp using offshore bank & corporate secrecy, focus now on Browder/Magnitsky hoax. @lucykomisar thekomisarscoop.com/

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