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Schillings Update: On Alisher Usmanov, Peter Serafinowizc And Online PR

by | 21st, October 2007

SCHILLINGS update on Alisher Usmanov and PR.
“BBC star’s grandfather faced Nazi war crimes trial,” announces the Mail.

“Our client’s grandfather died before he was able to demonstrate that there was no truth in the allegations,” says the bloggers’ friend at law firm Schillings.

This is not an episode of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? show, in which celebs discover this ancestry, viewers looking on as comic Peter Serafinowicz realises that he and Natasha Kaplinsky’s family have met before in less starry circumstances.

The Mail notes that the elder and now dead Szymon Serafinowizc appeared at the Old Bailey in 1997 accused of “enthusiastically” helping eradicate the 3,000-strong Jewish population around the capital of Minsk. He was a police chief in his native Belarus when it was occupied by the Nazis. The case was dropped because he was unfit to stand trial.

And now his grandson, Peter Serafinowizc is being approached by the Mail on Sunday. The paper produces a quote from Peter on his TV roles: “I prefer the evil ones because I’m quite evil in real life, so it’s not much effort.”

But the story is not all

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