The British National Crime Agency has dropped its investigation on two of the three charges against Mikhail Fridman. According to the Financial Times, citing its own sources, the Russian businessman was cleared of charges of conspiracy to give false testimony and conspiracy to deceive the British Home Office.
According to the FT source, the dropped charges are related to the episode when Friedman testified in support of his girlfriend, who applied for immigration to the UK. Thus, the investigation against Friedman continues only under the money laundering clause.
In December, the National Crime Agency raided Friedman's London home. The businessman himself was detained, but released on bail.