Russian banker in the clear


An investment banker with links to the suspected assassin of Alexander Litvinenko has been cleared of deleting messages from his iPhone during a probe into alleged insider dealing. Konstantin Vishnyak, 42, deleted WhatsApp from his phone when National Crime Agency officers showed up at his home on 6 September 2018. The Russian was being investigated for engaging with insider dealing alongside associate Sergey Tharlampovich. Vishnyak had left his position with Russia’s largest bank VTB, but investigators believed he illegally used…

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