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A federal informant who turned over a trove of secret files about Deutsche Bank was found dead at a school in Los Angeles. The informant’s father, a high-profile former executive of Deutsche Bank, was found dead in 2014 by an apparent suicide.

The Los Angeles Police Department says the body of Valentin Broeksmit (46) was found last week at Woodrow Wilson High School by a school cleaning crew shortly before 7 am. Los Angeles Police Captain Kenneth Cabrera said authorities do not suspect foul play in Broeksmit’s death. Records from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner do not list a cause of death and the coroner has delayed a preliminary finding release to allow for a toxicology report and additional testing.

Broeksmit’s father, William Brokesmit, allegedly committed suicide in 2014 after he was concerned about investigations authorities had opened into Deutsche bank that involved areas he had worked in. William was a key founder of Deutsche’s investment bank and the head of risk and capital optimization for the bank. After committing suicide, William’s son gained access to his computer that had files related to the bank, including password-protected presentations, spreadsheets, and board meeting minutes. Valentin then took those documents and provided them to the FBI, journalists, and Fusion GPS, a research firm linked to a now-discredited dossier about Former President Donald Trump.


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