Having turned Zakharchenko in, top-manager of Nota-Bank did not alleviate her guilt
The Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko could be turned in by the bank's CFO Galina Marchukova who was counting on mitigation of her detention. However, it did not help.
Confessions of the Nota-Bank CFO Galina Marchukova on the role of the Acting Head of the Directorate T GUEBiPK of Russian MIA Dmitry Zakharchenko in the case of embezzlement of bank funds confirmed the information that was previously received by operatives. According to Life, Marchukova who was placed in a predetention facility in mid-August made a deal with the investigation. In exchange, the operatives promised her to change the pretrial restriction to arrest on bail or house arrest. Earlier, Marchukova underwent surgery, and in the cell, her health began to deteriorate.
The Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko caught security agencies interest after they listened to recordings of Galina Marchukova’s telephone conversations from 2015. It turned out that the persons of interest are familiar. Therefore, Zakharchenko warned Marchukova of operational activities in relation to her. For 35 million rubles the police Colonel even promised to solve her problems. After receiving the money on September 8, Zakharchenko was arrested.
On September 12, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow has granted the request of the investigation to extend Galina Marchukova’s arrest for another two months. As a source told Life, the deal apparently fell through. Maybe the investigators considered Marchukova’s testimonies on Zakharchenko insufficient. The investigation and Galina Marchukova do not comment on the situation referring to the secrecy of the investigation.
At the same time, there is a document at the disposal of Fontanka that was signed by the investigator for particularly important cases A.V. Tolstoy. It is the order on institution of criminal proceedings against the deputy chief of the Directorate T GUEBiPK of MIA Dmitry Zakharchenko. According to the document, the proceedings are initiated under Part 6 of Article 290, Part 5 of Article 291 of the Criminal Code. The information about a bribe of 7 million rubles was known in December 2015.
On 25.12.2015 approximately 21 hours 20 minutes, located by the house number 10, bld. 1 on the Malaya Bronnaya in Moscow, personally received a bribe from an unknown person in the form of cash in the amount of not less than 7 000 000 rubles, that is, on a large scale for his general protection and conniving as the officer in respect of an unknown person and the persons represented by him", says the decision to institute criminal proceedings.
The document was signed in the morning of 9 September 2016, e.g. on the next day after Zakharchenko’s arrest.
Later, during Zakharchenko’s bail hearing, the investigators added charges. Thus, the criminal case was initiated under the articles: Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code), Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 285 of the Criminal Code) and Obstruction of Justice and Conduct of Preliminary Investigation (Art. 294 of the Criminal Code).
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