08 December 2006

Neil Bush's Russian buddy investigated for crime ties

You might remember an earlier post here about exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who was seen in public a couple of months ago with President Bush's brother, Neil. Well... the curious just got curiousererer.

In a teeny little article dumped on the best day of the week for hardcore news junkies—who know that the powers-that-be think everyone's out getting smashed and not bothering with headlines—the Associated Press just happens to note that Mr. Berezovsky "is being investigated in Switzerland on suspicion of money laundering and membership in a criminal organization," according to Swiss officials.

"The tycoon was also a friend of the former KGB agent poisoned in London last month," continues the article. "However the investigation is not linked to the death of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, and focuses instead on possible illegal activity surrounding Berezovsky's involvement with two Russian automobile dealerships, Actovaz and Logovaz."


Then at the bottom comes this illuminating little detail: "[Litvinenko] once claimed at a news conference that he had been ordered by the Russian Federal Security Service, the main successor agency to the KGB, to kill Berezovsky."

Again, I ask, why was the President's brother, a notorious scoundrel in his own right, hanging around this guy?

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