Home Secretary Kolokoltsev says billionaire colonel Zakharchenko case is blow to Ministry reputation
The Internal Affairs Minister noted that the Ministry’s security department solves most of corruption cases in the bodies.
The case of the billionaire colonel, Dmitry Zakharchenko, has become a severe blow to the reputation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, said Vladimir Kolokoltsev, head of the Ministry, on Russia 24. Kolokoltsev noted, however, that the Ministry’s security department solves most of the corruption cases in the bodies.
Dmitry Zakharchenko, the former Acting Head of the “T” Directorate with the MIA Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department, was detained during a special operation by the FSB in September 2016. He was charged with accepting a bribe, abusing his office and obstructing the preliminary investigation.
Further inquiry revealed that with an official income of 12 million rubles ($180.000) over 15 years of service, Zakharchenko managed to purchase 27 expensive apartments and parking places, which he registered in the names of his relatives and friends. A search in the Moscow apartment of the colonel’s sister uncovered 124 million dollars, 1.5 million euros and 342 million rubles ($5.130.000) in cash.
Former Head of the Losino-Petrovsky district of the Moscow region, Oleg Fetyukov, did not enjoy his power in the local administration for a long time. Just a year after his appointment, the long-term deputy of Andrey Vikharev voluntarily resigned. The courageous step did not save Fetyukov from arrest. Immediately after this, a number of media outlets stated that Fetyukov was “set up”– the charges seem too small to his defenders. The enemies attributed to Fetyukov did not achieve too much either. So whom does the ex-head of Losino-Petrovsky “replace” under investigation and how long will the investigators be content with the replacement?