Zakharchenko's case: $16 million hid in VTB 24

Zakharchenko's case: $16 million hid in VTB 24
Dmitry Zakharchenko

Immediately after the arrest of the Deputy Head of the MIA GUEBiPK two unemployed women were trying to hide the money in accounts that are relevant to Zakharchenko.⁠

It became known more details about arrested 16 million dollars in the case of Colonel Zakharchenko. The criminal case states that some accounts are registered to third parties. It was noted that these accounts were opened after the arrest of the Colonel. On the eve, the court, which dealt with the extension of the preventive measure against former Acting Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (GUEBiPK) Dmitry Zakharchenko, senior investigator for priority cases under the ICR Chairman Sergey Chernyshov said that after the arrest of the ex-policeman, he tried to "influence the witnesses in the case persuading them to commit illegal actions."

According to Kommersant, this is a large sum of money, which someone tried to hide from the investigation allegedly on the orders of Colonel Zakharchenko. During the search in the apartment of Zakharchenko's sister, where they found 8.5 billion rubles ($145.5m) in various currencies, as well as documents with other large amounts, which were stored at different banks accounts, were found. The investigation revealed that from the account opened in the name of a certain resident of Khimki (name not disclosed), who supposedly is a distant relative or friend of Colonel Zakharchenko, on September 12 there were debited 16.1 million dollars (about 1 billion rubles). She invited native of Ukraine 23-year-old Lily Gorshkova to Moscow from St. Petersburg, who in the same day set up two accounts at a branch of the VTB 24 bank on Myasnitskaya Street. She deposited 15 million rubles ($257.000) and $1.155.000 respectively. By the court decion the money had been attached and women, who are registered as unemployed, witnessed the proceedings.

Earlier, the CrimeRussia has already reported that in the summer 2016 Zakharchenko transferred some familiar 14.695.000 euros in cash. On August 2 and 4, she deposited this amount in two installments on her personal account in a bank to be converted into dollars. The resulting 16 million dollars she transferred into a deposit in the same bank with the ability to receive interest on the deposit. On September 12 she closed her contribution and took the full amount in cash. She left herself $ 250 thousand, and the rest of the money transferred to Gorshkova, who deposited it on her accounts.

Recall, Dmitry Zakharchenko was detained on September 2016, 8 on charges of abuse of authority and obstruction of the preliminary investigation, as well as on charges of taking bribes in the amount of 7 million rubles ($120.000). But it became known about the initiation of another criminal case under article Bribe-Taking.

All charges Zakharchenko does not admit pointing to the fact that the act he was not caught red handed. The protection draws attention to the fact that there is no briber-givers in the case. And besides, for the six months that the former police officer is in the pre-trial detention center, investigators still have not questioned him.



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