Court seized 16 mln dollars in Colonel Zakharchenko’s case
Who exactly owns the accounts is the investigation’s secret: the case materials contain classified information.
The Presnensky Court of Moscow arrested the bank accounts in the case of the former Acting Head of the MIA Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption Department T Сolonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, who was accused of taking bribes.
According to a source of TASS, a conservatory attachment has been imposed on more than 16 million dollars. These funds are in the account of some third party, about whom no court officials or the investigation report, as Zakharchenko’s case has classified as confidential. Life says that the case against the MIA Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko was classified from 4 November. The investigators took this step because of the appearance of classified information in the case materials.
Meanwhile, the Colonel’s lawyer Alexander Lebedevich told Interfax that he knew nothing about the seizure of his client’s accounts or those of someone from his family.
It is to be recalled that during a search at the senior MIA officer cash in various currencies totaling 8.5 billion rubles was seized. Zakharchenko said that the apartment, where the confiscated money was found, belongs to his sister, and he knows nothing about the origin of the money.
In addition, in the name of Zakharchenko’s father Viktor, according to media reports, several accounts in Swiss banks, with the total amount of funds of 300 million euros, are open. Also, according to the documents, the 65-year-old pensioner Viktor Zakharchenko, who is a former rural teacher from the Rostov Region, owns several real estate items in Spain and Switzerland.
Dmitry Zakharchenko is accused of taking 7 million rubles bribe. In addition, the Colonel is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The case against him is investigated by the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in Moscow.
Zakharchenko was taken into custody in early September. In early November, the court extended the detention of the suspect until March 2017. The Colonel is waiting for the trial in Lefortovo pre-trial detention center.
Vyacheslav Abroskin believes that the influence of criminal leaders extends from control over the collection of money obtained by criminal means to control in the field of energy and natural resources extraction.