Monday, September 21, 2015

Russian Agents 'May Have Killed Whistleblower'

Lawyers claim there is "very strong circumstantial evidence" the FSB poisoned Alexander Perepilichny with a deadly plant.

Alexander Perepilichny was working on a high-level money laundering case

20:16, UK, Monday 21 September 2015

The Russian state security service may have been involved in the death of a whistleblower who was working on a multimillion-pound fraud case, an inquest has heard.

Alexander Perepilichny died while jogging near his home in a private Surrey estate in November 2012.

The Russian businessman was first thought to have died of natural causes, but traces of a chemical found in a poisonous plant, gelsemium elegans, were detected in his body.

The inquest heard the 44-year-old was helping Hermitage Capital Management investigate a £150m money laundering case involving Russian officials.

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