CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

04 mars 2008

Russian denies ordering murder of top banker

MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) - The Russian businessman accused of ordering the murder of Andrei Kozlov, a top central banker who was shot dead in 2006, pleaded not guilty on Monday. Alexei Frenkel, the former head of a small Russian bank, is accused of hiring cab drivers to murder Kozlov, who led a clampdown on money-laundering and revoked the licenses of dozens of banks, including Frenkel's. "This is slander. The prosecution does not have the right to pour these slops on me in public. I am not guilty and have nothing to do... [Lire la suite]
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