Case into falsification of evidence initiated against defendant in Zakharchenko’s case
The case has been initiated on grounds of data gathered by the Prosecutor-General’s Office.
The Investigative Committee of Russia initiated another case against Ivan Kozhevnikov. The media office of the Prosecutor-General's Office reported he became a new defendant in a case related to a former employee of MIA Dmitry Zakharchenko.
Zakharchenko’s partner in crime is accused of falsification of evidence (item 1 of article 303 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The data were gathered after Gagarinsky district court considered a suit related to forfeiture to the State of property of an employee of the Federal Security Service Dmitry Senin who is Zakharchenko’s sidekick.
With that, the court determined that Senin had asked Kozhevnikov to register several real estate facilities in his name. In view of this, the latter became the defendant. Kozhevnikov added documents that comprised false data regarding the fact that he had a large amount of money.
Investigators managed to prove their falsity. So, Senin’s property - including the one registered in the name of Kozhevnikov - became the forfeiture to the State.
Amount of real estate facilities and cars found among Senin’s relatives and trustees exceeded 380 million rubles ($5.8 million).
The suit stated that 28 real estate facilities, 5 high-end cars registered in the name of Senin and his relatives would become the forfeiture to the State. According to the Prosecutor-General’s Office, the property had been received illegally and seized during the investigation of the case.
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