Beware the close pals of your close pals …

Swire is a 50% director of a company planning to invest in energy projects in emerging markets with Lord Barker:

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2018/05/20/swire-and-lord-barker-linked-to-russian-military-and-oligarchs-appear-to-be-in-business-together-a-business-apparently-not-on-his-register-of-interests/

Lord Barker is facing pressure to resign as chair of the Russian aluminium giant En+ owned by sanction-hit billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

Here is what the Sunday Times has to say about Mr Deripaska today in an article headed: ” ‘Dirty money’ probe targets oligarchs”:

” … aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who is worth more than £2.6 billion and whose company En+ Group is listed on the Lindon Stock Exchange … was accused of illegal wiretapping, extortion, racketeering, money laundering, and threats against business rivals. …”

Source: Sunday Times (pay wall)

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