The office of the Director of National intelligence (ODNI) has prepared and delivered to the British intelligence services report that the Russian financier and informer in the Magnitsky case Alexander Perepelichny was «most likely killed on the direct order of Putin or people close to him.»
About it writes on Tuesday, June 13, BuzzFeed, citing unnamed sources in the American, British and French intelligence services.
In 2015, the U.S. Congress asked U.S. intelligence agencies to prepare a report about «Russia’s use of political assassinations in government,» notes the website of the TV channel «Rain».
BuzzFeed quotes from this document, which says: «With a high degree of confidence we can talk about the murder Perepelichny on the orders of the Kremlin.» Official representatives of the ODNI and the CIA declined to comment, citing the high level of secrecy.
The body of businessman was discovered near his home in Weybridge on 10 November 2012. It was reported that he left the house for a run. Sudden death Perepelichny aroused suspicion due to the fact that he could testify in the case of the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in 2009 in a Russian prison. The businessman emigrated to Britain shortly after the death of Magnitsky.
During the year, the UK police investigated the circumstances of the death of 44-year-old Russian businessman, however, nothing suspicious to find her have failed. failed no re-autopsy or Toxicological examination. Police came to the conclusion that the businessman died «of natural causes».
Newspaper the Daily Mail quoted a senior investigator with the police Department for particularly serious crimes County Ian Pollard: «I am delighted that the expertise and the texts have not found any evidence of violent death. It was a tragic and sudden death, which has caused intense speculation in the media. Relatives of Mr. Perepelichny had to endure increased attention and also to cope with the loss of a loved one».
However, two years after the closing of the case company life insurance Perepelichny ordered a new series of tests that were demonstrated in the stomach Perepelichny had traces of chemical substances derived from the poisonous plant gelsemium elegans (elegant Gelsemium), which grows in Asia. One of the topics addressed in the trial version, the deceased was poisoned
The trial attorney indicated that the day of the death the police had not taken statements from the widow Perepelichny.