MOSCOW, July 5 (RAPSI) – The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow will begin hearings in a criminal case against Viktor Zakharchenko, the father of the former Russian anti-corruption official Dmitry Zakharchenko charged with corruption crimes, on July 11, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.

According to investigators, Viktor Zakharchenko charged with assisting embezzlement 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 ($79,300). 

Other defendant in the case is the former chairman of the bank Vladimir Koryevkin charged with large scale embezzlement. Investigators believe that his actions caused damage estimated at 1.5 million rubles ($23,800).

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 ($143 million). He denied any relation to seized funds.

Zakharchenko was charged with receiving a 7-million-ruble ($114,000) 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.