Russia charges central banker murder suspect

Russian prosecutors on Wednesday 17 January charged a private banker with ordering the murder of Russian central bank first deputy chairman Andrei Kozlov.

Alexei Frenkel, former head of a private bank that Kozlov had closed down three months before he was shot dead, was detained on Jan 11. A court had formally approved his arrest on Monday.

"My client was officially charged with organising the murder of Kozlov," Frenkel's lawyer Igor Trunov told Reuters by telephone. Frenkel has said he is not

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