Russian entrepreneur Alexander Udodov, who is the husband of current Prime Minster Mikhail Mishustin's sister, has already been accused of illegally recovering value-added tax payments from the Russian government's budget. Now, it has also become clear that he used to own six apartments in central New York City. The apartments are in the same building where entrepreneur Denis Katsyv purchased real estate. The U.S. government accused Katsyv, who owns Prevezon Holdings and is the son of a former Russian Railways vice president,of taking part in the tax fraud case uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky, whose 2009 death in a Moscow jail led to the passage of the Magnitsky Act. The connection between Katsyv and the prime minister's family forms the center of a new report from opposition politician Alexey Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK).
Russia's Federal Tax Service (FNS) has blocked all transactions for Citibank accounts belonging to Gugl, Ltd., the Russian branch of web services giant Google. The move was first reported by the Moskva news agency.