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Investigation Committee launches inquiry in death of lawyer Tarasov

July 15, 2013, 10:19 UTC+3

Well-known lawyer Boris Tarasov was found dead in his flat in north-eastern Moscow

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MOSCOW, July 15 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Investigative Committee launched a pre-investigation inquiry in the death of well-known lawyer and TV anchorman Boris Tarasov. The detectives did not find the traces of struggle on the body of the lawyer, the Russian Investigative Committee told reporters on Monday.

Well-known lawyer Boris Tarasov was found dead in his flat in north-eastern Moscow, the district police station told Itar-Tass on Monday.

“According to the preliminary reports, the man died about two weeks ago. No traces of violent death were found on his body,” the police said.

Boris Tarasov graduated from the law faculty of the Tomsk State University in 1975 and worked in the prosecutor’s office until 1993. In his work he had to deal with complicated cases, including very important cases many times. One of the latest episodes in his career of detective was the investigation of the August 1991 putsch that is the so-called GKChP case. In 1995 Tarasov quitted the prosecutor’s office over a long service and became lawyer.

The public will remember Tarasov as an anchorman of the television program “Court is Coming”, where he performed the role of judge.

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