Colonel Zakharchenko’s friend testifies against him and gets released

Colonel Zakharchenko’s friend testifies against him and gets released
Dmitry Zakharchenko

Larisa Marchukova was previously sentenced to three years and three months in prison with a fine of 700 thousand rubles.

The Moscow City Court has softened the sentence of Larisa Marchukova, who agreed to testify against Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, reports RIA Novosti from the courtroom.

According to the order, Marchukova was credited with the time she had spent under house arrest counting one day of house arrest as one day in prison, and one day in custody as a day and a half in prison.

“The punishment is considered to have been served and Marchukova is to be released from custody in the courtroom,” the judge said.

Marchukova was previously sentenced to three years and three months in prison with a fine of 700 thousand rubles. The case of Zakharchenko’s friend was heard in a special procedure. She fully admitted her guilt in incitement and complicity in the theft of money of the Nota Bank depositor.

Zakharchenko and the Marchukova sisters are all from the Millerovo District of the Rostov Region. According to investigators, Zakharchenko warned Galina Marchukova about upcoming searches at her place and Nota-Bank as part of the investigation of the 2-billion-ruble embezzlement from the city budget through Electrozavod JSC, which had accounts in the credit institution.

The court sentenced Zakharchenko to 13 years in prison for obstructing the investigation and accepting a bribe of 3.5 million rubles in the form of a discount card in the elite fish restaurant chain La Maree.

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