March 14, 2018
A FORMER KGB agent accused of poisoning Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko was last night linked to a Russian businessman found dead in London.
Russian airline mogul Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was found with “strangulation marks” at his home in New Malden by his daughter Natalia on Monday night.
It has now emerged Andrey Lugovoy, widely accused of murdering dissident Litvinenko with polonium, was jailed for attempting to spring Glushkov from prison in 2001.
At the time, Glushkov was behind bars for defrauding Russian airline company Aeroflot.
Lugovoy was sent down for 14 months but had his jail term cut short.
There were claims that he may have owed the FSB for getting him out and poisoning Litvinenko’s tea with a radioactive cocktail could have been part of his payback.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 8:48 am