MOSCOW, November 8 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Friday reduced sentence of Viktor Zakharchenko, the father of convicted ex-anticorruption official Dmitry Zakharchenko, for embezzlement, from 4 years to 3 years and 9 months, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

The court removed the wording “with the use of job position” from charges.

A sentence given to another defendant ex-board chairman of the Moscow Hypothec Agency bank Vladimir Koryevkin, was mitigated by 6 months, to 4 years.

Viktor Zakharchenko received 4 years in prison and was fined 800,000 rubles ($12,500) for embezzlement in April. 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.