U.K. Coroner Probe in Death of Russian Whistle-Blower Stepped Up

Alexander Perepilichnyy was assisting a Swiss money-laundering probe opened on request from London-based Hermitage Capital Management Ltd, the first criminal investigation outside Russia linked to the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, pictured, in a Moscow prison. Magnitsky, a Russian tax attorney, said he was abused and denied medical care to force him to withdraw tax-fraud allegations.

Photographer: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo

A U.K. coroner asked for more tests over the death of a Russian who’d provided information on a $230 million tax fraud in Russia allegedly carried out by officials.

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