Zakharchenko's case may be associated with multimillion-ruble theft in energy company
The energy company, which held money in Nota-Bank, lost 2 billion rubles.
In the case of Colonel Zakharchenko, detained for a multimillion-ruble bribes, a new episode may appear, according to RIA Novosti. The arrest of the senior police officer may be associated with a major energy company Electrozavod, participating in the construction of an energy bridge to the Crimea.
Top managers of the company are involved in the case of theft from United Energy Company (OEK), in which the director general of Electrozavod Leonid Makarevich was raided. However, at the moment, no charges have been brought against Makarevich.
According to investigators, Colonel Zakharchenko warned heads of Nota-Bank, in which Electrozavod held the money, about upcoming inspections by law enforcement officers.
Earlier, the GUEBiPK Department T, which at that time was headed by Colonel Zakharchenko, found signs of theft in Electrozavod's documents, after which the ICR opened a criminal case. According to investigators, the damage to the enterprise could amount to more than 2 billion rubles ($34 million).
The origin of 8.5 billion rubles ($146.711.000) in various currencies found in the apartment of Colonel Zakharchenko's sister is still unknown. The law enforcement officer has repeatedly promised to tell all of the information about that money, but still has not done so. According to one version of the investigation, found funds could be withdrawn from the bankrupt Nota-Bank.
Preliminary hearings of the case pertaining to embezzlements committed during the construction of notorious Zenit Arena haven’t commenced yet – but the trial of Marat Oganesyan already ceased to be monotonous. The former Deputy Head of the St. Petersburg Municipal Administration has directly hinted at the involvement of his successor – current Vice Governor Albin – in the embezzlement of billions of rubles.