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U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected Evgeny Buryakov's request to have the charges thrown out, saying the government's allegations were adequate to support the indictment.The charges against Buryakov rely on a federal statute that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the U.S. Department of Justice.Berman pointed out that Hershman himself had argued in the past that VEB was a "freestanding" corporate entity under Russian law.Berman set a trial date of Dec. 7 .
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