Zakharchenko’s monthly child support payments: hefty and undeclared
Prosecutor General's Office reported about the illegal payments.
Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko made undeclared payments of 100-200 thousand rubles ($2.000 - $3.000) for the maintenance of his underage children. The Colonel passed his large amounts through family members to avoid publicity, Alexander Kurennoy, the Prosecutor General's Office spokesman, announced today on Telegram.
"Zakharchenko failed to declare both the property he owned personally and that which he passed through his relatives for the maintenance of his underage children: this is approximately 100-200 thousand rubles a month," said Alexander Kurennoy.
The ongoing trial is against ex-Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, who is accused of taking an especially large bribe of 7 million rubles, as well as a few other counts of bribery.
The furor around the case started after searches had been carried out in his sister's apartment, turning up a whole warehouse full of money in various currencies totaling 9 billion rubles ($150m). It is still a mystery as to where the money had come from.
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