January 30, 2014
A Russian whistleblower says he received chilling death threats after he accused public officials of siphoning money from Sochi construction projects.
Valery Morozov told ABC News he was a “marked man” ever since he went public with an insider’s account of embezzlement. Morozov said that as a former construction executive he personally delivered “tens of millions of rubles” to public officials demanding a cut of the budget. Since then, he said death threats have trickled in, including one that read “you will be drowned in blood.”
Morozov has since fled to Great Britain, but told ABC News that he had no regrets making the allegations.