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Oleg Logunov

Oleg Logunov, 51, was the deputy head of the Interior Ministry’s Investigative Committee during the period in question. He personally oversaw the prosecution of Magnitsky and authorized the Interior Ministry officials that Magnitsky had implicated to then act as investigators in the case against him. Logunov also authorized Magnitsky's detention and the extension of that period to three years. In an interview with Russian radio after Magnitsky's death, Logunov denied any wrongdoing.