On Monday, the Newseum museum, located in Washington DC, is expected to show the documentary dubbed "The Magnitsky Act." The film focuses on Sergei Magnitsky, a tax and legal consultant for Browder's Hermitage Capital Management, and shows that Magnitsky's boss was involved in the multimillion tax evasion processes.
According to the Foreign Policy magazine, managers of the Newseum have already received demands from Browder's lawyers, as well as from Magnitsky's family to cancel the screening of the film.
In 2013, Russia sentenced Browder in absentia to nine years in prison for tax evasion and for falsely claiming tax breaks for hiring disabled persons. The court also ruled that Magnitsky, who died in pretrial detention in 2010, developed and implemented a tax evasion scheme while working for the millionaire.
Browder has alleged that Magnitsky was arrested shortly after he discovered corruption schemes involving some officials and employees of the Russian Interior Ministry.