Banker cleared his phone before handing it to cops

An investment banker deleted messages on his phone before handing it over to the officers investigating him for insider dealing, a court heard. Konstantin Vishnyak, 42, allegedly deleted WhatsApp from his phone when officers showed up at his home on 6 September 2018. The Russian was being investigated for engaging with insider dealing alongside long-time associate Sergey Tharlampovich. Vishnyak had left his position with Russia’s largest bank VTB, but investigators believed he illegally used his insider knowledge to trade in…

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