Detention of Russian anti-corruption official extended until June 8
MOSCOW, March 2 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has extended detention of Russian anti-corruption official, Dmitry Zakharchenko, who is charged with receiving a large-scale bribe, until June 8, RAPSI learnt in the court on Thursday.
The case is marked as containing classified information.
Zakharchenko stands charged with receiving a 7 million-ruble ($107,600) bribe from an unknown source. He has also been charged with abuse of office and hindering the conduct of preliminary investigation. On Thursday, it was revealed that he is charged with two more instances of corruption crimes.
Ex-official was arrested on September 8 of the last year. During searches at apartment belonging to Zakharchenko’s sister law enforcement officers found around nine billion rubles (about $155 million). Source of these assets remains unknown. Zakharchenko himself denies any relation to seized funds.