A decade after Sergei Magnitsky’s death, his legacy lives on

A decade after Sergei Magnitsky’s death, his legacy lives on By Vladimir Kara-Murza Sergei Magnitsky did not choose to be a hero or seek the public spotlight. A tax lawyer for a Western investment firm, he led a comfortable middle-class life...

A decade after Sergei Magnitsky’s death, his legacy lives on
A decade after Sergei Magnitsky’s death, his legacy lives on By Vladimir Kara-Murza Sergei Magnitsky did not choose to be a hero or seek the public spotlight. A tax lawyer for a Western investment firm, he led a comfortable middle-class life in Moscow and sought to live by the rules. So when he discovered an illegal scheme that defrauded Russian taxpayers of $230 million — still the largest known tax fraud in the country’s history — he did what any law-abiding citizen would do: He reported the crime to the authorities.