- Detective Valentin Proximet was found dead in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
- A 2019 NYT profile linked Broeksmit’s collection of Deutsche Bank documents to the Trump FBI investigation.
- Broeksmit was missing for over a year when he died. The police have no suspicion of tampering with the law.
A whistleblower who was linked to the FBI’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank was found dead on Monday, according to multiple reports.
The body of Valentin Broxsmith, 46, was found on the grounds of Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Los Angeles Police Department reported him missing The newspaper reported Sgt. Rudi Perez of the Los Angeles School Police Department said.
The newspaper reported that Peres said there was no evidence of fraud. The cause of death is not listed In the coroner’s reportHe said his case file was “postponed pending further investigation”.
Broeksmit, the son of a senior Deutsche Bank employee, offered to submit sensitive company documents to the FBI, According to the New York Times profile of 2019 by journalist David Enrich.
The newspaper reported that the younger Broxsmith met with FBI investigators while they were investigating Trump’s relationship with the bank.
On top of sharing the documents with several reporters, he sold a batch of documents to Fusion GPS, the company that earlier produced the infamous copy. steel file, The Times reported.
Neither Fusion GPS nor the FBI immediately responded to Insider’s requests for comment. Deutsche Bank declined to comment.
According to a New York Times report, the House Intelligence Committee also subpoenaed Broxsmith to obtain documents related to its investigation of Trump and Deutsche Bank.
William Broxsmith’s father died by suicide in 2014, leaving several notes, Reuters reported at the time. The Times later reported that the elder Broxsmith quickly felt guilty for what he saw as the behavior of some Deutsche Bank traders mistakenly giving a clean bill of health.
After William’s death, Valentine gained access to his emails, which “only people within Deutsche’s inner circle will see,” the Times quotes an unnamed FBI agent.
Investigative journalist Scott Steadman Tweet about Valentine’s death On Tuesday, he described him as a friend who “provided me and other journalists with Deutsche Bank documents that shed light on the bank’s deep ties to Russia”.
He said Broxsmith “struggled with drug use in and out,” a characterization confirmed by multiple descriptions of drug use in the Times file.
Steadman confirmed that he had no doubts about the existence of a malicious game Write in another tweet: “Everyone needs to stop the conspiracy theories about Val.”
Enrich is the journalist who also wrote the Times profile chirp On Broxsmith’s death: “This is shocking news. Val has been an old resource to me and the main character in my book. We had a complicated relationship, but it’s very sad.”