Berezovsky’s associate possibly strangled by dog-lead
Such is the lead considered by the police.
Boris Berezovsky’s business partner Nikolai Glushkov could have been strangled by a dog-lead. Such is the lead advanced by British law enforcement agencies, The Independent reports citing sources.
Earlier, Scotland Yard officially stated that the case of Glushkov's death was investigated as a murder, as the businessman had been strangled to death, the pathologists determined. At the same time, it was stressed that the investigators did not find a link between the murder of Berezovsky's associate and the poisoning of ex-GRU colonel by Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuliya.
To recall, the former Aeroflot deputy director general was charged in absentia with swindling in Russia.
The other day, the Russian Investigative Committee initiated criminal cases into the death of Nikolai Glushkov and the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.