Former VTB banker charged with deleting WhatsApp messages in FCA first

Pedro Gonçalves
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A former banker at VTB facing an insider trading probe who deleted WhatsApp from his smartphone has been charged with destroying documents by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority in a groundbreaking prosecution. Konstantin Vishnyak, 41, was under investigation by the FCA for suspected insider dealing offences. The watchdog alleged he deleted the WhatsApp messaging app on his phone after investigators demanded to see it. Vishnyak, who pleaded not guilty Sept. 6, will appear Oct. 4 in a L...

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