Russian official, linked to lawyer Veselnitskaya and 2006 poisoning probe in UK, killed in helicopter crash

Russian official, linked to lawyer Veselnitskaya and 2006 poisoning probe in UK, killed in helicopter crash
Natalia Veselnitskaya (Image: NBC News video screen grab)

[Ed. – This guy might have been a potato too hot for the oven mitt.  Seems to have been there for a lot of skulduggery.]

A Russian official accused of directing the foreign operations of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met senior Trump campaign officials in 2016, has plummeted to his death in a helicopter crash.

Russian Deputy Attorney General Saak Albertovich Karapetyan was exposed in a Swiss court this year for a plot to enlist another nation’s law-enforcement official as a double-agent for the Kremlin.

Media reports in Russia say he died Wednesday night when his helicopter crashed into a forest during an unauthorized flight in the Kostroma region, northeast of Moscow. …

Karapetyan has been involved in efforts to foil international investigations for more than a decade. The Daily Beast reported that he was present for a meeting in Moscow where British detectives claim they were poisoned during efforts to track down the killers of Alexander Litvinenko, who died after a dose of radioactive poison in London in 2006.

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