Ian (lovingboth) wrote,

One of those cases where you'd like them both to lose

Sadly, the full judgement in the Boris Abramovich Berezovsky vs Roman Arkadievich Abramovich case doesn't seem to be online, because the executive summary has some great bits:

I found Mr. Berezovsky an unimpressive, and inherently unreliable, witness, who regarded truth as a transitory, flexible concept, which could be moulded to suit his current purposes. At times the evidence which he gave was deliberately dishonest; sometimes he was clearly making his evidence up as he went along in response to the perceived difficulty in answering the questions in a manner consistent with his case; at other times, I gained the impression that he was not necessarily being deliberately dishonest, but had deluded himself into believing his own version of events.

I think you can guess who won, if you didn't already know :)

The big surprise is that Berezovsky - who claimed asylum here nearly ten years ago, who was accepted as a refugee eight years ago, and is never going to go near Russia as long as Putin is anywhere near power there - is still treated as resident in Russia for tax purposes.

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/476466.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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