Anti-Putin Investment Banker Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances in D.C.

Dan Rapoport was found dead in front of a luxury apartment building, with a Florida driver’s license, a stack of cash, and orange flip-flops.

A well-known investment banker who spoke out fiercely against Russia’s Vladimir Putin after opening a popular nightclub in Moscow has been found dead in Washington, D.C.

Dan Rapoport, a Latvia-born American businessman who expressed support for Russia’s opposition while based in Moscow as the managing director of a brokerage firm there, was found dead on Sunday evening in front of a luxury apartment building, according to an incident report provided to The Daily Beast by the D.C. Metro Police Department.

Rapoport, 52, was rushed to a hospital but was ultimately pronounced dead.

The incident report noted that police officers at the scene were responding “in reference to a jumper.” He was found with orange flip-flops, a black hat, Florida driver’s license, and $2,620 in cash. A spokesperson for MPD told The Daily Beast that a death investigation was still underway, and Rapoport’s cause of death has not yet been determined.

His wife, Alyona Rapoport, was quoted telling Russia’s RBC news agency that the couple was due to meet again soon after their plans were disrupted by the all-out war in Ukraine, Alyona’s homeland and where the two had been residing in recent years.

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