The ExxonMobile Executive Nicolas Mockfort was shot dead in Brussels close to Italian restaurant Da Marcello two weeks ago, in an event that looked first like car jacking. To the Belgian police authorities it appears likely that he was asssasinated. Given the company Exxon Mobile keeps, I just feel reminded of ruthless anti-French smear group TechCentralStation, hardly a suprise. The Telegraph for more. Usually Brussels is no dangerous place. What to make out of that:
But a spokeswoman for ExxonMobil said that, although the death was a shock, there was nothing to suggest a link with the company. However, one family member, who asked not to be named, told the Daily Telegraph that they thought he was killed in a professional hit.