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Russia charges fund boss Browder over Gazprom deals

By Douglas Busvine MOSCOW, March 7 (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday filed fraud charges against William Browder, head of London-based investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, over dealings a decade ago in shares in state gas firm Gazprom. The charges were filed before Browder was due to be tried on Monday in absentia, along with Hermitage's dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, in a separate tax evasion case that has stoked tensions between Moscow and the West.

Russia to charge investment fund boss Browder over Gazprom deals

* Browder calls fraud allegation an "absurdity" * Lawyer Magnitsky faces posthumous prosecution * Cases stoke friction between Russia and the West By Douglas Busvine MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it would file criminal charges against William Browder, the head of a London-based investment fund, broadening a judicial offensive in a case that has already caused friction between Moscow and the United States.
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