Val Broeksmit, who denounced the Deutsche Bank, dies at 46

After a while, his parents began to visit him from time to time. In 1985, when Val was 9, Alla, who had remarried and moved to New Jersey, gained custody of her and her new husband, William Broeksmit, adopted Val of her. (Alla Broeksmit refused to comment on her son’s death.)

Val was expelled from Dublin School in New Hampshire for various misdemeanors when he was 13, but made it through Rocky Mountain Academy, a school for problem teens in north Idaho, and graduated from Albright College in Reading. Pennsylvania, in 1999.

He moved to New York, where he attended courses in film and television production.

In addition to her mother, her survivors include two half-sisters, Alessa and Katarina, from her mother’s second marriage.

For five years, Mr. Broeksmit dangled documents he found through his stepfather’s emails. An article that Mr. Enrich wrote about the flaws in Deutsche Bank’s financial reports for the Wall Street Journal in 2014, prior to joining the Times, caused the bank’s share price to drop by three percentage points, depressing its share price. market value of over $ 1 billion.

Investigations on the bank are continuing. He has already agreed to pay millions in fines for violating accounting controls and hiding corrupt payments.

While whistleblowers are often dismissed as “selfish, damaged, reckless and insane”, Mr. Enrich later wrote in the Times, “everyone, regardless of motivation, has used secret documents to change the course of history.”