Law enforcement officers of the USA has completed the investigation of the death of the former head «Gazprom-media» Mikhail Lesin, whose body was found November 5, 2015, at the hotel Washington. This is stated in the message, published on 28 October 2016 on Twitter of the Prosecutor’s office of Washington.
«As a result of the investigation, which lasted nearly a year, the chief medical examiner of the district of Columbia have fixed the cause of the death of Mr. Lesina with «not defined» to «accident», an additional cause of death was acute alcohol poisoning. The investigation is currently closed,» reads the official statement.
As a result of investigation it was established that the 57-year-old Lesin had entered his room in the hotel «DuPont circle» for the last time at about 10:48 on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, after several days of excessive alcohol consumption.
«Based on evidence including video and witness testimony, Mr. Lessin received injuries that caused his death, at a time when he was number one. He was found dead on Thursday, 5 November 2015», — said in Washington.
«After studying video evidence obtained during the investigation, chief medical examiner determined that Mr. Lesin died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Associated causes of death were injuries to the neck, upper trunk and extremities, which were obtained as a result of falls in acute alcohol intoxication», — concluded the Agency.
This spring, the official representative of the American police Alice Kim stressed that law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the death of the former Minister of press of Russia Mikhail Lesin, however, not comment on the investigation.
Previously, the newspaper The New York Times, citing its own sources reported that the Ministry of justice and the FBI not investigating the death of Yassin. The release also clarified that, according to police, the death of Yassin was caused by natural causes.
We will remind, Mikhail Lesin, died November 5, 2015 in a hotel room in Washington. The police and the office of the chief medical examiner of the capital of the United States announced that he died from blunt force trauma to the head. According to the NYT, in addition to the head injury experts have recorded bruises on the neck, torso, legs and arms, but the cause is not established.
According to the police, in a hotel room in Washington, where he stayed Lesin and where he was found dead, not found any obvious signs of force entry or violent death. However, the records of surveillance cameras that recorded the moment of the return of Lesina the hotel on the day of death, he «looked scruffy», quoted by the publication law enforcement officers.
In March, the Russian Prosecutor General’s office has sent to the U.S. justice Department a request for legal assistance in the case of the death of Lesina.
Earlier also it was reported that Lesin was under the scrutiny of the American Federal Bureau of investigation. In July 2014, Republican Senator Roger Wicker asked the FBI to check, did not violate the Russian media Manager of the legislation on corruption and money laundering. In addition, Lesina belonged to one of the companies associated with the Ove Financial Corporation, appearing in «the Panama document».
The media also pointed out that the Bureau could not interest the origin of the tens of millions of dollars Lesina and its relationship with the Kremlin and Yury Kovalchuk, the head of Bank «Russia». U.S. The Wall Street Journal called Kovalchuk not only a friend of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, but his «purse».
In the United States completed the investigation into the death of the former head «Gazprom-media» Yassin: it was an accident 29.10.2016