A self-described “comically dreadful spy” who is thought to have actually dealt with federal authorities examining the activities of Deutsche Bank and its ties with previous President Donald Trump was discovered dead east of Lincoln Park, authorities stated Tuesday.
Valentin Broeksmit, 45, was discovered about 7 a.m. Monday in the 4500 block of Multnomah Street, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace. An autopsy was pending to identify his cause of death.
Broeksmit was reported missing out on in 2015, with cops stating he was last seen around 4 p.m. April 6, 2021, driving a red Mini Cooper on Riverside Drive in Griffith Park. The Los Angeles Police Department connected at the time for aid from the general public finding him.
Yet throughout his reported disappearance, Broeksmit’s Twitter account– @BikiniRobotArmy— stayed active. And he likewise obviously kept contact with buddies and reporters.
Investigative reporter Scott Stedman of the site Forensic News composed on Twitter that he last spoke with Broeksmit in January.
He stated Broeksmit “provided me and other reporters with Deutsche Bank files that highlighted the bank’s deep Russia connections. It is really unfortunate. I do not presume nasty play. Val fought with drugs on and off. Waiting on additional information.”
He included: “Val’s daddy took his own life in 2014 and it took in Val recently. To see his life end so brief is extremely dismaying.”
Broeksmit’s stepfather, William, was a Deutsche Bank executive.
According to numerous reports, Val Broeksmit used numerous bank files– left by his dad– to federal detectives and reporters checking out ties in between the banks and Trump.
New York Times press reporter David Enrich composed in 2019 that Broeksmit assisted the FBI in its probe of Deutsche Bank by supplying detectives with the bank files. He was likewise subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee throughout its probe of Trump’s ties to the bank.
Enrich likewise composed that Broeksmit had substance abuse problems and would typically flex the reality to come up with “improbable theories.” Broeksmit was a main figure in Enrich’s book, “Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an Epic Trail of Destruction.”
” This is horrible news,” Enrich tweeted Tuesday after finding out of Broeksmit’s death. “Val was a long time source of mine and the primary character in my book. We had a complex relationship, however this is simply ravaging to hear.”