Convicted in absentia by a Russian court for tax evasion on a large scale financier and investor William Browder lost his American visa. The message that the U.S. government revoked his visa, the head of Hermitage Capital wrote in a social network in response to the question former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael Macfall.
“Yes, it happened on the very day when the Russians released the fifth Interpol warrant for my arrest,” wrote William Browder in his Twitter. So the financier responded to the request of former U.S. Ambassador in Moscow Michael Macfall to comment on the information that American authorities revoked his visa.
Received from the head of the Fund Hermitage Capital in the affirmative, the former head of the us diplomatic mission in Russia appealed to the United States administration with the requirement to cancel this decision.
“This is outrageous. Donald trump, the state Department, now fix it. Immediately. Don’t join the campaign against Putin’s Browder,” — said in published on the social network message of a diplomat.
A day earlier, Browder were in the database of Interpol in the bypass procedures for coordination with the General Secretariat of the international organization, told the British media. According to them, Moscow, “using loopholes”, independently made the name of the financier in the database after numerous fruitless inquiries about his arrest.
In Russia William Browder, who heads what was once the largest investment Fund, who worked on the Russian securities market, is accused of tax evasion. On this charge, the investor was convicted in absentia in 2013. The damage from the actions Browder Federal tax service is estimated at four billion rubles.