Saak Albertovich Karapetyan
Saak Albertovich Karapetyan (b. 1960 - October 3, 2018), Russian Deputy Attorney General. Karapetyan was behind Natalia Veselnitskaya's global efforts to lobby lawmakers to overturn anti-corruption acts such as the U.S. Magnitsky Act.
Karapetyan signed a letter sent on behalf of Russia's government to a U.S. court in 2014 refusing assistance into an investigation concerning Magnitsky's death. The letter was drafted reportedly with aid from Veselnitskaya. Leaked emails reported by the New York Times showed Veselnitskaya helped draft the document sent with that letter.
Karapetyan and Veselnitskaya also worked together on the Prevezon asset forfeiture case. U.S. authorities brought a civil case against Prevezon for purportedly laundering the proceeds of Bill Browder's Hermitage Capital into Manhattan real estate in violation of the Magnitsky Act. Prevezon agreed to forfeit a property valued at $5.9 million, but it did not admit any role in money laundering.