Appeal against embezzlement sentence of Zakharchenko’s father set for late October
MOSCOW, October 11 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court held Friday that it would consider an appeal against sentence given to Viktor Zakharchenko, the father of convicted ex-anticorruption official Dmitry Zakharchenko, on October 28, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
In April, Viktor Zakharchenko received 4 years in prison and was fined 800,000 rubles ($12,500) for embezzlement.
Another defendant in the case, ex-board chairman of the Moscow Hypothec Agency bank Vladimir Koryevkin was sentenced to 4.5 years behind bars and a 900,000-ruble fine ($14,000).
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.