A federal informant who turned over documents in an investigation into Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank was found dead in Los Angeles on Monday after he went missing last year.
Valentin Broeksmit, 46, was reported missing last year, according to LAPD.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a janitorial team at Woodrow Wilson High School found Broeksmit’s body Monday morning.
Broeksmit was the son of a Deutsche Bank executive who committed suicide in 2014.
Forensic News Network reporter Scott Stedman worked with Broeksmit and said Valentin struggled with drugs on and off.
My friend Val Broeksmit was found dead today. He was 46. He supplied me and other journalists with Deutsche Bank documents that highlighted the bank’s deep Russia connections. It is very sad. I don’t suspect foul play. Val struggled with drugs on and off. Waiting on further info.
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) April 26, 2022
The cause of death is unclear but authorities say foul play is not suspected.
Everyone needs to fucking stop with the conspiracy theories about Val. Or am I now part of some ridiculous fairytale now too because I’m trying to save some dignity for my dead friend?
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) April 27, 2022
The Los Angeles Times reported:
Valentin Broeksmit, an informant who worked with federal authorities investigating former President Trump’s relationship with the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, was found dead Monday on a high school campus in the El Sereno neighborhood.
Broeksmit, 46, was reported missing by friends and family a year ago, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was last seen driving a red 2020 Mini Cooper around 4 p.m. on April 6, 2021, on Riverside Drive at Griffith Park. His car was found, but Broeksmit remained missing — until Monday, when the L.A. County coroner’s office identified his body.
There was no evidence of foul play or unusual circumstances, according to Capt. Kenneth Cabrera with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Broeksmit, the son of Deutsche Bank executive Bill Broeksmit, handed off a trove of confidential documents to federal authorities who were investigating the troubled financial institution, according to a 2019 profile in the New York Times. His father had killed himself in 2014, and Valentin Broeksmit went on to share his father’s files with numerous journalists and government investigators, including a trip to an FBI office in Los Angeles, the newspaper reported.