Firms ?must question origin of foreign clients? funds?

PUBLISHED January 20, 2014

City firms must ask more questions about the origin of some of their foreign clients' funds, the former employer of a Russian lawyer who died in detention in 2009 said last week.

Jamison Firestone, managing partner at London legal consultancy FD Advisory, worked with Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a pre-trial detention in 2009 after accusing Russian police of complicity in a $230m (£140m) tax fraud. Magnitsky's posthumous conviction for tax evasion caused international outrage last year.

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