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 case20:16, 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.