Zakharchenko’s defense is to appeal against his arrest
Lawyers of the Acting Head of the Department T at the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Dmitry Zakharchenko, who stands accused of bribery, are planning to soon challenge his detention.
The Colonel denies any wrongdoing and disowns of the huge money sum seized during the searches.
Zakharchenko claims that the money were given to him for deposit by some businessmen, and insists that he is an ordinary employee with ordinary income of a police officer. At the same time, Zakharchenko’s defense asked to release him on bail of 70 million rubles, saying that they see no obstacles to this.
Still, the court has chosen to detain the Colonel for 2 months.
Zakharchenko has been charged with three criminal offenses – Art. 285 (Abuse of Official Powers), Art. 290 (Bribe-taking), and Art. 294 (Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice and of Preliminary Investigations).
It is worth noting that the colonel was involved in a number of high-profile cases, including a gunfight on Rochdelskaya Street in Moscow, when two of Shakro Molodoy’s fighters were killed. Zakharchenko also helped the former head of VimpelCom Mikhail Slobodin, who is a defendant in the case of bribetaking in Renova, to escape the country.
Some time ago, it was reported that the money was given to him for storage by the top managers of Nota-Bank, who in turn had stolen it.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.
A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.