Support The Moscow Times!

Russian Whistleblower Death in U.K. 'Not Suspicious'

LONDON — British police say there were no suspicious circumstances in the death of a Russian whistleblower who was as a key witness against Russian officials accused of stealing $230 million from a London hedge fund in a money laundering scheme.

Alexander Perepilichny's body was discovered last November outside his rented house in southern England. He had been in possession of documents that allegedly blew the lid off a massive Russian tax fraud involving dirty money being funneled into Swiss bank accounts.

There were fears Perepilichny had been poisoned, and two autopsies carried out in November failed to establish cause of death.

Surrey Police said Friday that no evidence of foul play was found and the matter had been formally passed to the coroner for an inquest.

(AP)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.