UK investigators find death of informant Perepelichny in Magnitsky case natural
Earlier, the victim’s insurance company lawyer suspected his client was poisoned.
Russian businessman Alexander Perepilichny, who was called an informant in the “Magnitsky case,” died a natural death, the British investigators concluded, according to RBC.
“By virtue of the above evidence, I can confidently conclude that he (Perepilichny), most likely, died of natural causes, namely as a result of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome,” Reuters quoted coroner Nicholas Hillard.
At the same time, the coroner noted that “the posthumous autopsy was performed only 18 days later, the contents of the deceased's stomach had been thrown out by that moment.” Earlier, a lawyer of the company, in which Perepilichny was insured, suspected that the client was poisoned.
Perepelichny assisted in the investigation to establish the circumstances of the death of the auditor Sergey Magnitsky and withdrawal of Russian capital abroad through structures of the William Browder’s fund Hermitage Capital Management. On November 10, 2012, Perepelichny was found dead near his house in the south of England.