Former FSB Chief Met With Co-Author of Magnitsky Act

The Moscow Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

A spymaster-turned-lawmaker has met with a U.S. senator who co-authored the Magnitsky list to discuss tracking the undeclared property of Russian senators abroad, Izvestia reported Thursday, citing a State Duma source. Nikolai Kovalyov, a former Federal Security Service chief who now heads the Duma’s commission for monitoring the validity of deputies’ income declarations, is believed to have met with Senator Ben Cardin in Vienna in February while on a visit to commemorate Soviet soldiers who fought in the Austrian city, the source said. Kovalyov was acting “on his own,” the source said, with…

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