Documentary about Russian attorney paints different picture of attorney whose death in Russia led US to blacklist Russian officials resulting in Russia banning adoptions in Russia by US Citizens.  

New York Times reports:  Attorney Sergei Magnitsky died in a Russian prison after allegedly accusing the police of stealing $230 million in fraudulent tax rebates.  

Mr. Magnitsky’s death led Congress to blacklist Russian officials for rights abuses causing the Russians to retaliate by banning US Citizens from adopting.  

A new documentary – The Magnitsky Act – suggests Mr. Magnitsky was not attempting to blow the whistle but was an accomplice in the theft. 

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