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Omnicom Press Author Reports Startling New Twist in Litvinenko Death Case
New coroner surprisingly throws inquiry wide open in long-running Russian spy mystery.
Dunkerley says a previous coroner had focused on allegations that purported spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered with radioactive polonium on orders of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
That accusation was made by a wealthy arch-enemy of Putin's who resides in London, hiding from criminal convictions back in Russia, Dunkerley explained. But now Dunkerley has reported that a new coroner, Sir Robert Owen, suddenly has thrown things wide open.
Now even British culpability in the death is said to be considered, he says. New targets of investigation also include Mario Scaramella, Boris Berezovsky, the Spanish Mafia, and Chechen-related groups. The coroner will also consider whether suicide or an accident might be involved.
Dunkerley's recent report has been published by the American University in Moscow. It can be seen at: http://us-russia.org/