Counter-terror police investigate 'unexplained' death

Counter-terror police investigate 'unexplained' death

Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian businessman the United Kingdom refused to extradite to Russia on fraud changes, has died in his London home, his Russian lawyer Andrei Borovkov told the Echo Moscow radio station Tuesday.

The former businessman's death comes amid rising tensions between London and Moscow over a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Berezovsky was found hanged in a home in Berkshire, England in 2013.

A subsequent inquest failed to determine whether he had killed himself or died from foul play.

Scotland Yard said anti-terror police were investigating his death "as a precaution because of associations that the man is believed to have had".

The police said they were called by the London Ambulance Service on Monday night to reports of a man found deceased at a residential address. "I hadn't noticed him, but I don't know what's happened - the police said they are still searching and there are lots of police cars".

In recent years, Glushkov had lived in London, where he received political asylum.

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In the 1990s, Glushkov worked for the state airline Aeroflot and Berezovsky's LogoVAZ vehicle company. In 1999, Glushkov was charged with money laundering and fraud after Berezovsky fell out with Russian President Vladimir Putin and fled to Britain.

He gave evidence in a case in 2011 brought by Mr Beresovsky against Roman Abramovich, who he claimed had cheated him out of £3.2bn.

While officers are not naming him, he is believed to be businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was top of a list of "fugitives from justice" published by the Russian embassy which accused him of committing "severe financial offences". Too many bodies are happening.

Glushkov said: "You have the deaths of Boris and Badri over a short period of time". In 2017, a Moscow court reviewed his case and he was sentenced to eight years in prison in absentia for stealing as much as $123 million from Aeroflot in the 1990s.

The reason behind Glushkov " s death is yet to be made public.

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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