Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

United Kingdom counter-terror police probe 'unexplained' death of Russian businessman

United Kingdom counter-terror police probe 'unexplained' death of Russian businessman

Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian businessman the United Kingdom refused to extradite to Russia on fraud charges, has died in his London home, his neighbor Pat Egan told CNN.

A coroner concluded it was impossible to establish whether the oligarch was killed or committed suicide.

However, UK police said there is no evidence showing his death is somehow linked to the resonant poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

Glushkov held a top position with Russia's state airline Aeroflot and worked under Berezovsky in the nineties.

In 1999, he was accused of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.

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Five years on, the same questions will be asked of his own death.

In 2010 Glushkov was granted asylum in the United Kingdom and moved to London.

Billionaire and business oligarch Berezovsky later ran afoul of the Kremlin when he publicly denounced Putin and brought a lawsuit against his ally, fellow billionaire Roman Abramovich.

During the trial he told the court he had been taken "hostage" by Putin's administration, which tried to force Berezovsky to sell his TV station ORT.

Police said a post-mortem showed no sign of a violent struggle and an inquest recorded an open verdict.

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Berezovsky was found dead in March 2013 with a scarf tied around his neck in the bathroom of a luxury mansion in Ascot, an affluent English town near the Queen's Windsor Castle, west of London. "I have quite different information from what is being published in the media", he said.

"Boris was strangled. Either he did it himself or with the help of someone".

"It sounds to me that they believe it was Russian Federation and I would certainly take that finding as fact, " said U.S. President Donald Trump. "Too many deaths [of Russian exiles] have been happening", he told the Guardian.

But his case was revived by a Moscow court last year, which sentenced him in absentia to eight years for allegedly embezzling more than $122m from Aeroflot.

Russian Federation on Tuesday dismissed accusations of any involvement in the poisoning of the ex-spy and his daughter as "nonsense, " saying it will only cooperate with a British investigation if it receives samples of the nerve agent believed to have been used.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, says it has handed the British ambassador a note of protest regarding the accusations, calling them "baseless", "provocative" and "another unscrupulous attempt of the British authorities to discredit Russia".

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