Putin orders to include Browder in Interpol list
The Russian authorities have unilaterally included businessman William Browder in the Interpol list.
According to The Guardian, it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who ordered to include the British citizen in Interpol's base.
William Browder has already commented on this news to media. According to him, he learned about his own inclusion in the Interpol list from the representatives of the US Department of Homeland Security.
To recall, in July, the Federal Tax Service of Russia filed a lawsuit against Browder, as well as his business partner Ivan Cherkasov in a case of illegal purchase of Gazprom shares. The amount of claims amounted to 3.5 billion rubles ($60.88 million).
According to the Russian law enforcers, Browder is accused not only of deliberate bankruptcy and tax evasion. He is also directly involved in the bankruptcy of Dalnyaya Step company and the export of Gazprom shares abroad.
Browder is a British citizen, and the country refuses to extradite him to Russia.
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