Ex-Banker Charged With Deleting WhatsApp Over FCA Probe

Law360, London (September 6, 2019, 6:12 PM BST) -- A former banker at VTB Capital pled not guilty on Friday to one count of destroying documents that he allegedly suspected would be relevant to a Financial Conduct Authority insider dealing investigation, in the first case of its kind brought by the financial watchdog. 

Konstantin Vishnyak, 41, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London to enter a plea over allegations he deleted a WhatsApp application on his mobile phone after he was required to provide it as part of an FCA investigation into suspected insider dealing offenses, the regulator said Friday. 

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