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.
"It was a targeted killing": ICR checks powerlifter Drachev's murderer for involvement in other crimes
The investigation into the high-profile murder of the world champion is ongoing. Given the reputation and family ties of Anar Allakhveranov, whose elder brother is serving a sentence for a similar crime on the grounds of extortion, new episodes may emerge in the case. The family of Andrey Drachev and his lawyers are positive – the killing was no accident.
Lawyer of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, Andrey Grokhotov reported that his client needs to be transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the Matrosskaya Tishina hospital due to poor health.
The video shows the second episode of the fight between the powerlifter and Anar Allakhveranov, during which the murderer dealt a series of crushing blows, deliberately bludgeoning the world champion without letting him recover. According to the regional leadership of the National Guard of Russia, that same video denies the inaction allegations filed against soldiers of the National Guard.
Earlier, Deputy Head of the State Duma Rules Committee Mikhail Romanov noted that to avoid a conflict of interest when considering Poklonskaya's declaration, the committee would be headed by its first deputy, but the situation came to an easier resolution.