More than 400 pieces of material evidence collected in case of murder of Berezovsky’s former associate
Nikolai Glushkov was found dead in his house in London on March 12.
More than 400 pieces of material evidence related to the case of the death of Berezovsky's associate Nikolai Glushkov in British police disposal, RBC was told in Scotland Yard.
“The investigation continues, we received a number of statements [from citizens] and collected more than 400 material pieces of evidence, which are now being processed. So far, we have not detected signs of entry into the house, but forensic experts continue to work in the house of Mr. Glushkov,” said the London police.
The police also called on citizens who heard or saw something suspicious in London's suburb of New Malden, where the murder occurred, to report to law enforcement officials.
The London police still have not found any link between the murder of Glushkov and the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, the head of the Scotland Yard counter-terrorism department, Clark Jarrett, told RBC.
“I must emphasize that, as part of the investigation, we have not found anything that would point to the connection between the murder [of Glushkov] and the attempted murder in Salisbury,” he said.
Earlier, the police reported that the experts had established the cause of Glushkov's death. According to the conclusion of pathologists, he died of strangulation, so his death is investigated as a murder.
Glushkov was found dead in his house in the New Malden district on March 12. The police could not immediately establish the cause of his death, so for several days his death has been considered “inexplicable.”
After the autopsy which took place on March 15, the police called the cause of his death a strangulation and began to investigate the case as a murder.
Glushkov was an associate of oligarch Boris Berezovsky – at the end of the 1980s he first worked as the head of the department and then as a deputy CEO of the joint venture LogoVAZ, established by Berezovsky. In 1991, he started working for AvtoVAZ, and, in 1996, became the deputy director of Aeroflot. In this position, he became a defendant in a criminal case of embezzlement of the airline's funds and was convicted of abuse of official authority. In the spring of 2004, the Moscow Savelovsky Court acquitted Glushkov on several charges. Taking into account the time already served, he was released in the courtroom.
In 2010, Glushkov, like Berezovsky, received political asylum in the UK.
Meanwhile, in Russia, another criminal case was initiated against him. In March 2017 in Moscow, he was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison for stealing $ 123 million from Aeroflot.
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The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.