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.
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