Bill Browder, chief executive and founder of Hermitage Capital Markets, told CNBC the Russian government is "apoplectic" over sanctions imposed on Russian officials that he has campaigned for, and if he gets assassinated, "everyone would know who did it."
The well-known critic of the Kremlin has been living in
London since he was kicked out of Russia for accusing Russian tax
officials of embezzlement, in 2007. Since
then, he has repeatedly accused Russia
of corruption and has been involved in a high-profile battle with the Russian
state over the death of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was investigating
fraud among Russian officials. In April,
Russia issued an arrest warrant against Browder on charges that he stole shares
in gas giant Gazprom fifteen years ago and requested Interpol, the global
police agency, to launch a manhunt for the investment banker. Interpol refused the request but Browder
said he feels under constant threat….
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