Colonel Zakharchenko's lawyer signed pledge of secrecy with investigation

Colonel Zakharchenko's lawyer signed pledge of secrecy with investigation

On November 3 the Presnensky Court of Moscow will consider the investigating authorities' application to extend the detention period for the former Deputy Head of the Department T of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption at the MIA of Russia, the Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko.

On November 3 the Presnensky Court of Moscow will consider the investigating authorities' application to extend the detention period for the former Deputy Head of the Department T of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption at the MIA of Russia, the Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko. According to a spokeswoman for the Presnensky Court, the court hearing on the matter will take place at 3:00 PM.

Previously it became known that one of the Colonel Zakharchenko's lawyers, Aleksandr Lebedevich, had been sworn to secrecy in regard to preliminary investigation information by ICR officers. The Colonel’s second lawyer, Yury Novikov, has not signed a pledge of secrecy.

Let us recall that the MIA Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko was arrested during the FSB special operation on September 9. During searches in his car and apartment (both do not belong to him, according to the documents), over 8.5 billion rubles, mainly in US and European currencies, was found and confiscated. The origin of money remains unknown; Zakharchenko denies any involvement.

However, the Colonel has been indicted for offenses not associated with this money. He is charged under three articles, including Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code), Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 285) and Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice (Art. 294).

According to case materials, Zakharchenko had received a bribe from businessman Anatoly Pshegornitsky and helped the defendant in the case of bribes at Renova Mikhail Slobodin and the key witness in the case of firefight on Rochdelskaya Fatima Misikova to evade the investigation. In addition, he is suspected of assisting the Nota-Bank management in the withdrawal of 26 billion rubles.

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