Colonel Zakharchenko’s case: partner of arrested businessman Markelov and two bankers put on wanted list

Colonel Zakharchenko’s case: partner of arrested businessman Markelov and two bankers put on wanted list
Valery Markelov

Boris Usherovich, the co-owner of the 1520 group of companies, his assistant Dmitry Motorin and bankers Ivan Stankevich and Yuri Obodovsky are suspected of participating in a corruption scheme, from which Colonel Zakharchenko received 2 billion rubles ($30.6m).

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation puts Boris Usherovich, the co-owner of the 1520 group of companies, his assistant Dmitry Motorin, bankers Ivan Stankevich and Yuri Obodovsky on the wanted list on suspicion of giving bribes to former Deputy Head of the Department T of the GUEBiPK of the Russian Interior Ministry Dmitry Zakharchenko. Rosbalt reports with reference to the sources in law enforcement agencies.

According to the agency’s source, the investigator petitioned on placing Usherovich, Motorin, Stankevich, and Obodovsky on the wanted list in the morning of October 3. In the near future, they will be charged in absentia, after which the ICR will petition to arrest them in absentia.

According to the investigation, Stankevich and Obodovsky are living in the United States, and Usherovich and Motorin are in Cyprus.

The investigation believes that all wanted persons participated in the transfer of bribes to Zakharchenko for patronizing Russian Railways contractors. The total amount of bribes exceeds 2 billion rubles. Earlier, co-owner of the 1520 group of companies Valery Markelov and assistant to the Colonel, lawyer Viktor Belevtsov, were detained.

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