Father of former anti-corruption official Zakharchenko found guilty of embezzlement
MOSCOW, April 29 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court found Viktor Zakharchenko, the father of an infamous former Russian anti-corruption official charged with corruption, guilty of embezzlement on Monday, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Ex-board chairman of the Moscow Hypothec Agency bank Vladimir Koryevkin charged with large scale embezzlement, was also convicted in the case.
Prosecutors earlier demanded 5 years behind bars and a 500,000-ruble (about $8,000) fine for Zakharchenko. The court was also asked to give Koryevkin 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).
The bank recognized as injured party in the case filed a 12.3-million claim against the defendants.