Last year, I blogged about the Corporate Identity Theft of the Hermitage Fund's hundreds of millions dollars in Russia. Today, the FT reports that Hermitage's 37 year old lawyer died in jail in Russia where he was held for the past year. From WSJ:
Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer working for embattled investment fund Hermitage Capital, died in a Moscow jail after complaining for weeks of being denied adequate medical treatment.
Mr. Magnitsky, 37 years old, was jailed nearly a year ago and charged with tax evasion in a case involving Hermitage.
"They held him for 11 months, asking him to fabricate testimony against Hermitage," said Jamison Firestone, managing partner of Firestone Duncan, the Moscow firm where Mr. Magnitsky worked. "The more he refused, the worse his conditions became." Russian officials have denied those allegations."
To learn more about what's happened to Hermitage, this video has the play by play.