Investigation asks to prolong arrest to Colonel Zakharchenko’s father

Investigation asks to prolong arrest to Colonel Zakharchenko’s father
Viktor Zakharchenko Photo: Mikhail Pochuyev/TASS

The petition was sent to the Basmanny Court of Moscow.

The investigation asks to prolong arrest of the father of former Deputy Head of the Anti-Corruption Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, Viktor, till November 30. Besides, the Investigative Committee petitions for extension of the period of detention in the pre-trial detention center to adviser of chairman of the board of BBR-Bank Vladimir Koryevkin, reports the Agency of city news Moscow with reference to spokesman of the Basmanny Court Yunona Tsareva.

To recall, both are defendants in the case over waste and assignment of 4 million rubles ($67.6 thousand) of Moscow Mortgage Agency bank (MMA-BANK). According to the investigators, Viktor Zakharchenko fictitiously worked in the financial organization for two years and was getting paid for it. Zakharchenko does not admit his guilt, noting that the criminal case against him is connected with an attempt to put pressure on his son – Dmitry.

As for the last, the former Deputy Head of the Department T of the Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation was detained in 2016. During the search, his money was withdrawn in various currency for the sum of 8.5 billion rubles ($143.8 million). He is accused of articles: Abuse of Official Powers (Art. 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Hindrance to Justice Implementation (Art. 294 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and also Bribe-Taking in amount of 7 million rubles ($118 thousand) from an unidentified person (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

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