It’s just amazing how badly Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to put Bill Browder behind bars.

Browder is the hedge fund manager who set up shop in Russia just as the country was privatizing, only to later become a critic of its oligarchs, which resulted in his being run out of the country, after which a handful of Russian officials “took over” his company and used it, in classic Russian fashion, to claim a phony $230 million tax refund. Which they received within 24 hours.

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