The strange tale of former Tory Treasurer Ehud Sheleg....... sorry I mean Sir Ehud Sheleg.

The alert said that $2.5 million was transferred from Mr. Kopytov’s bank account in Russia in January 2018. That money pinged across Europe between empty bank accounts belonging to Mr. Sheleg and his wife.

Next, the money landed in an offshore account linked to Mr. Sheleg’s family trust.

Five weeks later, it bounced back into the couple’s joint account in Britain, the records say. The next day, $630,225 was wired to the Conservative Party’s bank account. The transactions were made in dollars, the records show. The party recorded it as a 450,000 donation.

“Kopytov can be stated with considerable certainty to have been the true source of the donation,” the alert reads.