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German Gorbuntsov: who is the wanted Russian banker shot in London?

by | 29th, April 2012

GERMAN Gorbuntsov, 45, was shot six times outside his flat near London’s Canary Wharf on March 20th 2012. The Russian businessman who fled his country in 2009 says he knows who tried to kill him.

Gorbuntsov tells The Mail on Sunday :

“I believe that the assassination attack on me was organised by the same group of people that four years ago was behind a raid on my assets. The main argument, proving their involvement is this: they are the only ones with a serious motive. I simply have no-one else who would want me to be dead.”

He claims four men are behind his attempted murder. One of them is said to be close to Vladimir Putin. Gorbuntsov says the attack is linked to his decision to help the police in their investigation of the attempted murder of banker Alexander Antonov in Moscow in 2009. Antonov was Gorbuntsov’s partner and co-owner of Konvers Group.

Antonov recovered. He fled to London.

Whoever the hitman is, one thing is certain: he’s not all that good at it.

The MoS says the four men are “understood” to have denied any wrongdoing.

As for the facts, well, Gorbuntsov’s shooter was captured on CCTV. He’s slim, white and around 6ft and slim.

What odds on the police catching him, let alone bringing the would-be murderer and his alleged Associates to justice? Slim. Minds turn to the murder of former KGB operative Alexander Litvinenko in London. No-one has been made to answer for that crime. When a wealthy or prominent Russian who flees his native

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