Court arrested Colonel Zakharchenko until November 8
The Presnensky Court of Moscow ordered detention of the Acting Head of the Department T at the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Dmitry Zakharchenko until November 8. This has been announced in the courtroom.
Zakharchenko is charged under three articles of the Russian Criminal Code, including Bribery on a Especially Large Scale, Abuse of Official Powers, and Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice and of Preliminary Investigations. In the courtroom, investigator stated that an amount in foreign currency equivalent to 8.5 billion rubles had been seized from Zakharchenko's apartment.
The accused Interior Ministry officer's defense asked the court to select house arrest as a pre-trial restriction, however, the court did not grant the application. Zakharchenko vehemently denies the charge against him.
"Grant the investigator's motion, choose detention until 8 November as a pre-trial restriction against the accused Zakharchenko," Judge Tatyana Vasyuchenko has ruled.
Let us recall that it has been revealed that the colonel is involved in a number of previously unrelated high-profile cases, from the firing on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow, when two members of Shakro Molodoy's crime group were killed, to the escape of the former Head of VimpelCom Mikhail Slobodin, who is a defendant in the Renova bribery case, from Russia.
The businessman stated that he had given the money to the Head of the Main Directorate of Interdepartmental Cooperation and Internal Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) for "advancing the case" on the watch stolen from him by ICR officers.