Investigators are not interested in origin of Zakharchenko 8.5 billion rubles
During the interrogation of the former Interior Ministry Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko ICR officers did not ask him questions about an origin of large amount of cash in the apartment of the Colonel's sister. This was reported by the lawyer of the former Acting Head of the Department T GUEBiPK MIA Alexander Lebedevich.
"They did not even ask about money, because it is not his and this amount does not recognized as criminal proceeds," - said the representative of the defense.
Zakharchenko was detained during a special operation of the FSB and the Interior Ministry on 9 September. During the search 123 million dollars in cash were seized from the apartment and, according to various estimates, from 10 to 20 million rubles.
According Lebedevich, the former Colonel denies his guilt. Dmitry Zakharchenko was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code - 285 (Abuse of Official Powers), 290 (Bribe-Taking) and 294 (Obstruction of Justice and Preliminary Investigation).
According to investigators, Dmitry Zakharchenko is associated with a number of high-profile criminal cases. He is suspected of having links with a number of shadow schemes and criminal communities, as well as laundering large sums of money.
On September 10th, the Presnensky court of Moscow arrested Zakharchenko for two months, on September 29th he was dismissed from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.