Isaak Sirko needed to halt the police investigation into the killing of Detective Mike Anderson (which was committed by Viktor Baskov) because it was hurting his business. One night, Alex Dubrozny was paid an unexpected visit by Isaak and his associates, Jurg Yeliashkevych and George Novikov. They promised Alex that they would secure the financial futures of his son and daughter if he did one thing in exchange -- kill himself. George placed a gun on the table. When Alex balked at this, George said that if he didn't do it, they would kill him anyway, and then kill his family. A fearful Alex was forced to write a suicide note implying that he had killed Detective Mike Anderson. Then Jurg gave Alex a drink to calm his nerves. Hoping that his suicide would protect his family, Alex shot himself in the head. During the investigation, Angel Batista shared his suspicions with Joey Quinn that Alex had been set up to take the blame for Mike's murder.