Moscow — Russian prosecutors said on Monday they suspected Kremlin critic Bill Browder of ordering the murder of a lawyer whose memory he has championed, but he dismissed the accusation as a cynical ploy to tar him for lobbying for sanctions against Moscow. Browder, the British head of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, has led a campaign to expose corruption and punish Russian officials he blames for the 2009 death in a Moscow jail of Sergei Magnitsky, whom he had employed as a lawyer. The prosecutors said they had opened a new criminal investigation into Browder and vowed to seek his arrest for creating an international criminal group. They accused US-born Browder, 54, of setting up companies to launder millions of dollars and suspected he may have poisoned four former colleagues, including Magnitsky. Nikolai Atmonyev, an aide to Russia’s prosecutor-general, said it was “highly likely” that Browder himself had ordered the poisoning of Magnitsky in jail, citing testimony...

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