Moscow court does not lift attachment of Colonel Zakharchenko’s property
Zakharchenko’s defense insisted that the property seized from the former security services official was acquired before the incriminated actions were committed.
The Court of Moscow left the property of former deputy head of the anti-corruption department of the Russian MIA, Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, under arrest, thereby supporting the decision of the Basmanny District Court of the capital. Znak.com learned this from the press service of the court.
Zakharchenko is accused under Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-taking), Art. 285 (Abuse of Official Powers) and 294 (Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice and of Preliminary Investigations). At his apartment, more than 9 billion rubles (~159 million USD) were found, and his property was transferred for the time of arrest to the administration of the Federal Property Management Agency of Moscow.
Today in court, Zakharchenko's defense insisted that the arrested property of the former silovik was acquired before the incriminated acts were committed, the news agency Moskva reports. The prosecution, on the contrary, insisted that the property should be under arrest due to the fact that the interested persons had already tried to hide it from the investigation.
Dmitry Zakharchenko is accused of having received a bribe from restaurateur Mehdi Mousse in the amount of 800 thousand USD for protection and another 3.5 million rubles (~61.000 USD) as a discount card for the restaurant La Mare, and also warned the ex-director of Nota Bank, Galina Marchukova, about the forthcoming searches.
It is to be recalled that Dmitry Zakharchenko is now under arrest. This pre-trial restriction will be in force until June 9.