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Russian Millionaire Found Dead in Moscow; Was Sanctioned by US

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Millionaire Russian businessman Anton Cherepennikov, 40, founder of the ICS Holding technology conglomerate and who was subject to U.S. sanctions, was found dead in his Moscow office, Russian media reported on July 22, in the latest mysterious death of a prominent individual.

The preliminary cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest.

Cherepennikov in February was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for being “the ultimate beneficial owner and head of Citadel,” which U.S. authorities said developed software designed to steal financial and personal information from computer networks.

Reports also linked ICS Holding To Russian security services. 

Reported by RFE/RL’s Russian Service

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