In the United States resumed the court for confiscation of the assets of the son of the Vice-President of Russian Railways

The first after a long break, the trial was held on January 25, 2017, and over time has changed the judge — now consider the case, William Pauley III and the company providing for the protection of the defendant, writes “Kommersant”.

In December 2015 judge Thomas Gzira, who led the process, was disqualified lawyer John Moscow and the law firm BakerHostetler, which represent the company’s interests Prevezon Holdings of Denis Katsyv and the affiliated structures.

The Prosecutor’s office for the southern district of new York in the beginning of the persecution Prevezon Holdings in September 2013 after circulation by William Browder and Hermitage Capital Management.

Prevezon Holdings and related entities were suspected of laundering of funds obtained as a result of theft in Russia. We are talking about $1.93 million, which allegedly are part of a $230 million (5.4 billion rubles in 2008), resulting in the fraudulent scheme, which said seven years ago, working with Browder auditor Sergei Magnitsky. Russian law enforcement agencies consider them both complicit in the theft of these funds from the Russian budget.

Magnitsky was arrested in November 2008 on charges of tax evasion and died in prison a year later. The case against him is still not closed.

Protection Katsyv believes that the company Prevezon was acquired by them after was carried out transfers of funds relied on by the prosecution.