Federal Informant in Trump Probe Found Dead After He’s Reported Missing

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.

Broeksmit supplied records to Fusion GPS, journalists, FBI agents and others after he gained access to his deceased father’s Deutsche Bank files and email accounts.

Forensic News Network reporter Scott Stedman worked with Broeksmit and said Valentin struggled with drugs on and off.

The cause of death is unclear but authorities say foul play is not suspected.

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.

Cleaning crews at Woodrow Wilson High School found Broeksmit’s body just before 7 a.m., according to Sgt. Rudy Perez with the Los Angeles School Police Department.

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.

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