Deloitte partner Daniel Pirron's body was discovered in Trumbull, Connecticut last Monday, next to a rented SUV with out-of-state plates. There was a single gunshot wound to his right temple, according to police. Pirron's family believe that his death is linked to the Standard Chartered money-laundering scandal.
Trumbull Patch reports that based on forensic analysis provided by an autopsy Tuesday morning, police have ruled the death a suicide and determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, according to statement released by the Fairfield Police Department.
The Telegraph reports that Pirron was a partner in Deloitte's General Counsel office in New York, and his family have said that they believe his death is connected to the Standard Chartered money-laundering probe.
The newspaper says that, speaking publicly for the first time about the incident, Pirron’s brother, Mike, said the family believed the two events were connected and that Daniel Pirron had warned his daughters the day before his death that there was 'big trouble' ahead.
'He was clearly apprehensive about a case that was about to come out. It is just extraordinary, when he was fine, that somebody would take his life', Mike Pirron said.
Deloitte has, however, denied that Pirron's work was related to the Standard Chartered case.
The New York Department of Financial Services came out and published its claims against Standard Chartered on August 6th, and Pirron killed himself 6 days later.
Reuters reported that Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria came out last on Monday and fought back against allegations that his firm helped Standard Chartered hide transactions with Iran, saying charges by the top New York state banking regulator were 'distortions of the facts'.
Later in the week, Standard Chartered settled the claims by paying $340m.