Sberbank does not have Colonel Zakharchenko's money
According to Deputy Chairman of Sberbank's Executive Board Stanislav Kuznetsov, the financial organization does not store money seized from the former Acting Head of the MIA GUEBiPK Department T Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, accused of bribe-taking and abuse of authority.
It was Head of Sberbank of Russia's Сash Сollection Control Andrey Novikov who revealed that 8.5 billion rubles (mainly in foreign currency) would be transferred for storage to Sberbank in September last year.
Today, Stanislav Kuznetsov denied this information, calling it "someone's poorly interpreted words."
"We have nothing to do with it; we do not have the money and do not store this kind of evidence," Kuznetsov replied to a journalist's question about transfer of confiscated funds to Sberbank.
Let us recall that September 9, FSB detained Acting Head of the MIA GUEBiPK Department T Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko as a result of special operation; a few days later, the court arrested him on charges of committing crimes on three articles of the Russian Criminal Code. The former Colonel is accused of bribe-taking, abuse of authority, and obstruction of preliminary investigation. A large sum of cash amounting to 8.5 billion rubles was found in an apartment of Dmitry Zakharchenko's sister. Dmitry Zakharchenko denies the charges against him without explaining the origin of the money.
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.