Zakharchenko: imprisoning me is ridiculous
The Colonel’s lawyer said Zakharchenko is ready to speak of all the details of the December 25 meeting when he reportedly took the bribe.
The lawyer defending Dmitry Zakharchenko, the Acting Head of Department T of the MIA Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption, spoke of the official’s prison life.
“He is in combative mood, ready to maintain his innocence in the criminal case. He said he knew who was behind this”, said Aleksandr Lebedevich. “All in all, everything is fine, the situation itself is not legitimate and there is no evidence of his involvement. He is an operational officer and he knows how cases like this are made. He finds it ridiculous that he is expected to spill his guts to the other inmates. He takes pure drinking water, does push-ups and other exercises".
The lawyer also mentioned that Zakharchenko wants to speak of all the details of the December 25 conversation, when he reportedly took the bribe.
“He remembers all, he knew CCTV was operating, the conversation was bold”, the lawyer said. “There is just one criminal case with three component elements: bribery, abuse of power and obstruction of investigation. Next week, Dmitry Zakharchenko will address the court and tell everything”.
Unnecessary witness. Death of penitentiary service lieutenant colonel Viktor Shevchenko: Suicide or murder?
Two events occurred in close succession in the Irkutsk region. On February 11, 2018, it became known that major general Anatoly Kilanov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was removed from office. The main suspect in an anti-corruption inquest carried out in late 2017, Kilanov was accused of extorting ‘levies’ from his subordinates. On February 12, 2018, Viktor Shevchenko, his deputy for service support, was found hanged. The investigation is currently explaining this suicide by a family quarrel. Has the lieutenant colonel really taken his own life? Or was it a disguised murder? And if so, who could be interested in it?