Dmitry Zakharchenko owns real estate in Spain and Switzerland
FSB officers and ICR investigators continue to investigate the case of the Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, the former Acting Head of the Department T at the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption, who had been arrested on September 8 in connection with charges under three articles.
In addition to 8.5 billion rubles, investigation comes across traces of Dmitry Zakharchenko's possible financial crimes practically every day, including the abundance of elite real estate in Moscow, registered on the members of his family, and a fleet of the most prestigious off-road vehicles totaling more than 25 million rubles.
Referring to a source at the law enforcement authorities, Rosbalt has reported that investigation team had come into possession of documents purporting that colonel's father Viktor Zakharchenko is the owner of apartments on Diagonal Mar Street in Barcelona, which occupy an entire floor of an elite residential complex.
Moreover, according to the source, the Colonel family’s correspondence with a lawyer from Switzerland has been withdrawn, indicating that Zakharchenko owns at least two real estate items in Switzerland.
It has earlier been reported that, in addition to several mansions in the Rostov region, Zakharchenko's family members own a five-room apartment with an area of 170 sq m in Shuvalovsky luxury residential complex on Michurinsky Avenue, a 85-million-ruble four-room apartment in Dominion residential complex on Lomonosovsky Avenue, and a suite of rooms worth 400 million rubles in Barkli Plaza residential complex.
It is also known that Dmitry Zakharchenko's father, 63-year-old pensioner Viktor is the registered owner of six bank accounts at the Swiss Rothschild Bank and the Geneva branch of the German Dresdner Bank, with each account having from 45 to 47 million euros stored on it and the total sum of stored amounts equaling to about 300 million euros. However, on September 14, the official representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin denied this information, noting that in addition to the seized 8.5 billion rubles, there are no other money in the Zakharchenko case.
By decision of the Presnensky Court of Moscow, the Interior Ministry Colonel has been under arrest since September 10. The investigation had charged him under three articles of the Russian Criminal Code, including Art. 294 (Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice and of Preliminary Investigations), Art. 285 (Abuse of Official Powers), and Art. 290 (Bribe-Taking).
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.