ICR asks to arrest in absentia three defendants in billionaire colonel Zakharchenko’s case

ICR asks to arrest in absentia three defendants in billionaire colonel Zakharchenko’s case
Boris Usherovich Photo: The CrimeRussia

It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.

The ICR asks to arrest the three defendants in the case of former MIA Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko in absentia, RBC reports referring to the Basmanny Court of Moscow. It concerns Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, a Novoe Vremya board member Ivan Stankevich, and entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin. 

Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking, and Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale.

In October 2018, the court arrested another defendant in the Zakharchenko case, namely, a board member of Roszheldorproekt JSC and a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, Valery Markelov. According to the investigation, most of the funds seized from Zakharchenko were his. 

Markelov agreed to cooperate with the investigation to conclude a plea agreement. It was reported that he named a number of persons that had taken part in the embezzlement of funds received from Russian Railways, as well as in the laundering of these funds. 

According to the investigation, Dmitry Zakharchenko would receive a monthly “salary” in the amount of $150 thousand dollars and a “bonus” in the form of real estate and large sums of money from the plunderers of Russian Railways funds in exchange for protection against law enforcement agencies and special services. 

A few days after Markelov’s arrest, the ICR put on the federal wanted list the co-owners of 1520 Boris Usherovich and Aleksey Krapivin, as well as Dmitry Motorin, Ivan Stankevich, and banker Yury Obodovsky. 

To recall, the abovementioned Boris Usherovich has been repeatedly featured in The CrimeRussia's investigations.

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