Russia wants to interrogate McFaul over Browder's case

Russia wants to interrogate McFaul over Browder's case
Michael McFaul

According to the representative of the Russian Prosecutor's Office, the questioning is to be conducted in order to bring charges to the US citizens for the crimes "committed by Browder".

According to the representative of the Russian Prosecutor's Office, the questioning is to be conducted in order to bring charges to the US citizens for the crimes "committed by Browder".

The General Prosecutor's Office is poised to send an official request to the United States' authorities to question a number of US officials and intelligence agents as part of a criminal case against Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder.

As RIA Novosti reports, the body expressed its intention to interrogate the employees of the American special services and state employees. In particular, Kurennoy named former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

"Under his charge in 2009-2010, reports on the progress of the investigation over the Magnitsky case from Moscow to the US State Department were edited," Kurennoy said.

According to the representative of the body, the question is to be conducted in order to charge US citizens for the crimes committed by Browder, Browder's group employed offshore schemes to withdraw over $1.5 billion from Russia to the accounts of the US Democratic Party, Kurennoy stated.

The day before, President Vladimir Putin asked the US at the meeting with Donald Trump to send a request to interrogate 12 Russian intelligence officers who were accused of hacking the servers of the Democratic National Committee. The President also added that the US will allow questioning the Americans over the Hermitage Capital case.

Russia sentenced Browder in absentia to nine years' imprisonment on tax evasion amounting to 3.5 billion rubles ($56m), deliberate bankruptcy and fraud.

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