Zakharchenko Sr. case: MMA bank head detained
The father of a Colonel-billionaire received a salary in a financial institution headed by Vladimir Koryevkin, although he did not actually work there.
A new person appeared in the criminal case against the father of MIA Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, Viktor. As it became known to Kommersant, the court at the request of the State Security Service of the ICR Main Investigation Department arrested banker Vladimir Koryevkin.
The investigation believes that in 2014-2015 Zakharchenko Senior received a salary in a financial institution with the knowledge of Koryevkin, who headed the bank Moscow Mortgage Agency (MMA). In fact, the latter did not work in the bank, but was only listed on documents for more than a year and a half (he was dismissed only in September 2016). It should be noted that 44-year-old Koryevkin, who currently serves as the adviser to the chairman of the BBR-Bank JSC board, is charged under part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code (Misappropriation or Embezzlement on an especially large scale). As for the previously arrested Viktor Zakharchenko, he, in addition to part 4 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, is also charged with Complicity in Misappropriation or Embezzlement (Article 33, Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
It is interesting that the investigation does not name the amount that the father of the MIA Colonel 'earned' in the bank. Meanwhile, defender of Zakharchenko Senior Denis Kalinin said that his client had already paid the damage to the bank, without also specifying the amount.
Let us note that both figurants of the high-profile investigation do not admit their guilt. Viktor Zakharchenko called himself a "hostage to the situation connected with his son" in court. He believes that in this way the investigation is trying to put pressure on his son. Recall, Dmitry Zakharchenko, the Acting Head of the MIA UEBiPK Department T, is charged under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - 285 (Abuse of Official Powers), 290 (Bribe-Taking) and 294 (Obstruction of Justice and Preliminary Investigation). The Colonel was detained during the September 9th special operation by the FSB. During a search in his car and his sister's apartment, a cash currency of 8.5 billion rubles ($152m) was found.
100% of MMA shares belong to the city of Moscow, and the main direction of the bank's work is the provision of mortgage loans to residents of the capital within the framework of the targeted programs. The MMA bank confirmed that Viktor Zakharchenko was actually listed, but the Moscow City Property Department, which supervises the MMA, said that they were not aware of this story.
Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has repaid loans in the amount of $1 billion taken from the Western banks. Earlier, his Renova Group had received state support from Promsvyazbank. Renova representatives say they have repaid the loan with the company’s own funds.