Colonel Zakharchenko's billions might be transferred to Pension Fund

Colonel Zakharchenko's billions might be transferred to Pension Fund

The State Duma deputies have to adopt the law before the conviction of the ex-Colonel.

The property and means of the ex-Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Dmitry Zakharchenko, seized in favor of the state may be transferred to the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR). For this purpose, the State Duma deputies have to adopt the law before the conviction of the ex-Colonel. First Deputy Head of the United Russia Duma faction Andrey Isaev stated this, TASS reports.

He recalled that the initiative to transfer funds withdrawn from corrupt officials to the Pension Fund budget was submitted to the State Duma by representatives of United Russia at the beginning of the month.

September 20, the bill passed its first reading. If Zakharchenko's verdict is passed before the law is adopted, his property will be transferred to the state treasury.

Secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrey Turchak had earlier noted that the budget received more than 1.2 billion rubles, seized from corrupt officials.

Ex-Colonel Zakharchenko and his family lost a record 9 billion rubles ($135.3m), which is 3.6% of the monthly transfer from the federal budget to the Pension Fund. The state sends about 250 billion rubles to the Pension Fund each month.

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