Appeal against Zakharchenko’s sentence adjourned till October
MOSCOW, September 24 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court rescheduled an appeal against a 13-year sentence of ex-police colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko in a corruption case for October 2, the court’ s spokesperson Ulyana Solopova told RAPSI on Tuesday.
Initially, the hearing was expected to be held on September 25.
Ex-Russian anti-corruption official was arrested on September 8, 2016 and put in detention on allegations of taking a 7-million-ruble bribe. During searches at his sister’s apartment law enforcement officers found around 9 billion rubles ($140 million). He denied any relation to the seized funds.
As a result, in June, he was found guilty of receiving in total nearly 3 million rubles in bribes and acquitted of taking 30 million rubles. He received 13 years in high-security prison and was deprived of his rank of police colonel and state awards. Additionally, he was fined 117 million rubles.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
His father in April was sentenced to 4 years in jail and a 800,000-ruble fine for embezzlement.