Bill Browder

In a press conference held yesterday by Russian government officials it was revealed that new criminal charges have been filed against UK financier and Hermitage Capital founder, Bill Browder.  This is hardly the first time that Russia has gone after him.  He’s been convicted twice in absentia; once in 2013Continue Reading

In what has become yet another shameless display of desperation on the part of U.K. businessman Bill Browder, those behind The Magnitsky Act:  Behind the Scenes, a film about Browder’s narrative surrounding the death of Russian accountant Sergei Magnitsky and a $230 million tax theft, are once again fighting Browder’s attempts to censorContinue Reading

If there’s one guy that has flown under the radar when it comes to Russiagate, it’s Thor Halvorssen.  He’s a Venezuelan human rights activist and an associate of Bill Browder’s so that alone should tip you off that maybe there’s some shadiness involved here.  In 2013, Halvorssen invited Browder toContinue Reading

The New York Times ran an article on Friday with a headline that read, “Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On.”  In it, journalists (and I use the term loosely) Andrew Kramer and Sharon LaFraniere reported that Russian lawyer NataliaContinue Reading

On May 11, 1999, HSBC, one of the most corrupt financial institutions of our time, announced a $10.3 billion deal to purchase Edmond Safra’s holdings including the Republic National Bank of New York and Safra’s shares in Bill Browder’s firm, Hermitage Capital. The announcement came only nine months after Russia’sContinue Reading

After opening his own firm in 1996, Browder enjoyed his luxurious lifestyle well into the next year with few if any bumps in the road.  However, things were about to change after Hermitage Capital got involved with Russian oil giant Sidanco.  What happened was that after Browder realized the company wasContinue Reading

By 1996, the party in Russia was in full swing. The oligarch class had come into full bloom, the Russian mafia was siphoning millions of dollars out of Russia, Bill Browder started his own firm, and Yeltsin was reelected the previous year. In fact, things were looking better than everContinue Reading

There’s an old saying out there that “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  The quote is attributed to nineteenth-century historian Lord Acton and over a hundred years later his words still ring true. Take for instance politicians, Wall Street brokers, and authoritative figures. More than a handfulContinue Reading

Confused about the Donald Trump, Jr., Natalia Veselnitskaya, Prevezon story that has dominated the news for the last few days? No worries. Below I’ve broken it down for you in what I hope is digestible pieces. And in order to have a full understanding of what’s going we must first start withContinue Reading