The Telegraph – Sam Marsden – Oligarch Linked To Politicians ‘Ordered Murder Of Banker’ – 12 July 2012

A Russian oligarch linked to George Osborne and Lord Mandelson has been accused of ordering the murder of a banker, belonging to a mafia group and bribing a governor over a business deal, the High Court heard.

Oleg Deripaska, 44, a billionaire business associate of Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC, faced allegations that he was involved in serious crime as he built his fortune in Russia’s metals industry after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The claims were made at the start of a hearing in the High Court in London brought by Michael Cherney, who is demanding $1 billion (£650 million) from Mr Deripaska over the sale of a stake in Rusal, the world’s biggest aluminium producer.

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