Financier convicted in absentia Browder received permission to enter the U.S.

The British investor, the founder of Hermitage Capital William Browder, convicted in absentia in Russia for tax evasion on a large scale, were allowed entry into the United States under a special visa waiver program ESTA. He previously Browder said that after the entry in the database of Interpol, the U.S. government revoked his visa.


Permission to enter the U.S. for the British businessman William Browder under a special visa waiver program ESTA (electronic system of entry permits) remains in force. About it RIA Novosti was informed in the customs and border control.

Appropriate permission Browder was approved on 18 October at his request considered on an individual basis. Thus the British financier may enter the territory of the United States, if they wish.

To use the resolution of the electronic ESTA system under current American law are citizens of 38 countries, including the UK, of which is Browder. The citizens of these States and territories simply have to notify Washington in electronic form, using ESTA, plans of their travel to the United States, an ordinary visa to obtain is not necessary.

On the eve of Browder in his Twitter wrote that after Moscow released a warrant through Interpol for his arrest, Washington revoked the entry permit. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul called the decision outrageous, and then called on the us administration not to join “the campaign against Putin’s Browder”.

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.

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