Sentencing of father of former anti-corruption official Zakharchenko set for April 29
MOSCOW, April 26 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court will pass sentence upon Viktor Zakharchenko, the father of an infamous former Russian anti-corruption official charged with corruption crimes, on April 29, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
Prosecutors earlier asked the court to sentence the defendant charged with assisting embezzlement to 5 years behind bars and fine him 500,000 rubles (about $8,000). The court was also asked to give another defendant, ex-board chairman of the Moscow Hypothec Agency bank Vladimir Koryevkin charged with large scale embezzlement 6 years in prison with the same fine.
According to investigators, the father of Dmitry Zakharchenko was fraudulently employed at the Moscow Hypothec Agency bank but did not do any actual work. Damage caused to the bank reached as high as 5 million rubles ($80,000).
Investigators believe that Koryevkin’s actions caused damage estimated at 1.5 million rubles (over $23,000).
Ex-Russian anti-corruption official Dmitry Zakharchenko was arrested on September 8, 2016. During searches at the apartment belonging to Zakharchenko’s sister law enforcement officers found around 9 billion rubles (about $140 million). He denied any relation to seized funds.
Zakharchenko was charged with receiving a 7-million-ruble ($110,000) bribe from an unknown source, abuse of office and hindering the conduct of preliminary investigation. In March, it was revealed that he is charged with two more instances of corruption crimes.