John Moscow, an ex-prosecutor from New York, will be facing a hearing this week as to whether he breached his previous client’s confidentiality when he started fighting companies belonging to a Russian accused of making Manhattan properties purchases with a tax fraud of $230 million.
Moscow is defending firms currently owned by Denis Katsyv, who is believed to have funded laundered money to purchase properties. Moscow was retained by an attorney for William Browder, a hedge fund manager currently based in London, a key witness in the government case against Katsy’s companies.
A NY judge will consider a hearing later this week as to whether or not Moscow and his law firm have pertinent details that will offer them an edge in questioning Browder.
Last month, the Committee on Grievances of the Southern District of NY shot down a complaint by Browder against Moscow. The decision of the committee gives Browder the option to request a hearing from Judge Griesa.