Prosecutor who evicted Zakharchenko’s property gets promoted to General

Prosecutor who evicted Zakharchenko’s property gets promoted to General
Sergey Bochkarev Photo: Irina Buzhor / Kommersant

Sergey Bochkarev, acting on behalf of the Prosecutor General’s Office in the case of Colonel Zakharchenko in the Nikulinsky Court, has been promoted in honor of the professional holiday.

Yesterday, December 12, on Prosecutor’s Day, Yury Chaika-led agency promoted several of its employees. They included Deputy Head of the Department for Supervision over the Investigation of Particularly Important Cases Sergey Bochkarev, who won the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office against Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko and his many mistresses.

As Kommersant reports, ex-Colonel Sergey Bochkarev is now a general. Thus, according to the presidential decree, the silovik was awarded the rank of State Councilor of Justice of the 3rd class, corresponding to the rank of Major-General of Justice.

However, the publication notes that Bochkarev got promoted not only thanks to the Zakharchenko case. The law enforcer has worked in the supervisory agency for more than 12 years. He began his career in 2005 working as investigator in St. Petersburg prosecutor’s bodies, and then was transferred to the Prosecutor General's Office’s Department for Investigation Supervision in 2010.

The investigation of over a hundred resonant criminal cases was carried out under the direct supervision of Bochkarev. In particular, the law enforcer was in charge of the cases against the militants of Islamic State and Imarat Kavkaz (both organizations are terrorist and banned in Russia), as well as the suicide bombings at the Domodedovo airport and the St. Petersburg metro.

In addition, he was the one to supervise the investigation into a criminal community organized by crime lord Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin) and the case of former Governor of the Sakhalin region Aleksandr Khoroshavin. It is noteworthy that the 1.5-billion-ruble ($26.4 million) suit against the latter was also won thanks to Bochkarev, as he initiated it.

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