Investigation asked to extend Zakharchenko's arrest until June 8
The Basmanny Court will consider a request to extend the period of arrest to former Acting Head of the Russian Interior Ministry Anti-Corruption Department (GUEBiPK) on March, 2.
The Basmanny Court of Moscow considers a request to extend the arrest of Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko. AGN Moskva reported with reference to the press-secretary of the court Unona Tsareva.
According to her, the investigation seeks to extend the arrest of Zakharchenko for three months, until 8 June. According to the agency, the court imposed custody on more than 16 million dollars upon the case of the former MIA GUEBiPK Deputy Head, but who exactly owns the money, the source did not specify.
Earlier, the Presnensky Court extended Zakharchenko’s arrest until March 8, 2017.
As the CrimeRussia reported, after a special operation of the FSB and the ICR for Dmitry Zakharchenko’s arrest, in his sister's apartment 8.5 billion rubles ($146 710 850) have been found, mostly in foreign currency. Zakharchenko declares his innocence, and states that has neither part nor lot in this money. Meanwhile, the investigation suspects him of criminal activity for a number of resonant criminal cases, including embezzlement in Nota-Bank and protection of Russian Railways gray schemes. There is also a version that the Colonel was a keeper of a common fund of corrupt MIA GUEBiPK employees.
A native of Grozny Lors Khamiev, who has served several years for preparing an attempt on Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has been arrested by court along with another defendant. They have already been charged with the murder of Azerbaijani Garib Orudzhev during the night of February 15.
The high-profile shootout in Oko Tower in November 2017 – at least, 40 gunshots were fired there – has led to unexpected consequences a year later. Seven high-ranked investigators of the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) have submitted a collective resignation letter, and the inquest into the incident in Moscow City International Business Center was resumed. In fact, this chain of events resembles another firefight that had occurred in 2015 near Elements Restaurant on Rochdelskaya street, Moscow and also resulted in a number of high-profile criminal cases against senior ICR officials and incarceration of ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy.