Prince Charles' foundation insists it returned missing Russian banker's £500,000

Prince Charles' foundation insists it returned missing Russian banker's £500,000
Prince Charles' foundation insists it returned missing Russian banker's £500,000
Mystery of the missing £500,000: Prince Charles' foundation insists it returned Russian banker's cash... but he says he doesn't have it The Prince's Foundation said it returned Russian financier Dmitry Leus' £500,000 donation, but he disputes the money has been put back in his account Society fixer Michael Wynne-Parker asked funds to be sent via Burke's Peerage  The Foundation said it no longer had access to cash and returned it 'to source' 

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A former Russian banker who donated £500,000 to the Prince’s Foundation and expected to secure a trip to Dumfries House – only to have the invitation withdrawn – has sensationally claimed that he hasn’t got the money back yet.

The Mail on Sunday last week revealed that Dmitry Leus had cited the donation in his successful application to the Home Office for British residency.

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The financier had agreed the donation with Michael Wynne-Parker, a society fixer who had asked for the funds to be sent to the Prince’s Foundation via a bank account held by Burke’s Peerage, the gentry guide. 

Burke’s Peerage denies handling any of the money.

The foundation said last week it no longer had the cash and it had been returned ‘to source’ after questions were raised by its ethics committee about Mr Leus’s suitability as a donor. 

Former Russian banker Dmitry Leus (above) donated £500,000 to the Prince’s Foundation and expected to secure a trip to Dumfries House, but claims his offer was revoked and he never saw his money returned

Former Russian banker Dmitry Leus (above) donated £500,000 to the Prince’s Foundation and expected to secure a trip to Dumfries House, but claims his offer was revoked and he never saw his money returned

The charity did not say, however, to whom the money had been returned.

Lawyers for Mr Leus said: ‘Our client made a donation to the Prince’s Foundation in good faith via Burke’s Peerage. Burke’s Peerage have not returned any of the money to him.’

They added: ‘It is up to Burke’s

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