Lawmaker suggests to Medvedev paying pension with money confiscated from Zakharchenko
In light of the high-profile case of the Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, who had 8.5 billion rubles in foreign currency and 300 million euros in the accounts of Swiss banks at the time of the arrest, the State Duma member from the Communist Party Sergey Obukhov appealed to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with socially important initiative.
In the official request the lawmaker prepared for Dmitry Medvedev, he asks to immediately allocate the money seized from corrupt officials for pension payments, TASS reported.
In addition, Obukhov suggests that the State optimize appropriate mechanisms and introduce a regular practice of transferring confiscated funds for the execution of social guarantees of the government.
At the moment, the lawmaker claims, the money seized from corrupt officials and transferred to the federal budget is often "in the account of the treasury until the budget implementation is adopted." Although the streamlined interaction between the Ministries of Justice and Finance may provide for the prompt use of confiscated assets for the needs of the state.
As an example, the lawmaker refers to the confiscation of 8.5 billion rubles from the Acting Head of the Directorate T of the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption, Dmitry Zakharchenko, who was arrested by the Presnensky Court for two months and is charged under three articles of the Criminal Code.
As a reminder, the day before, the official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said the RF IC acknowledged 8.5 billion rubles withdrawn from Zakharchenko a material evidence, arrested them, and placed in the vault of the Central Bank until the sources of these funds are determined.
It is worth noting that the average pension in Russia, according to Rosstat, now stands at 12.406 rubles. That is, the money seized from the colonel would be enough for a one-time pension payment to about 682 thousand retired citizens.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.
A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.