Russian anti-corruption official denies guilt in large-scale bribery case
MOSCOW, March 27 (RAPSI) – Russian anti-corruption official, Dmitry Zakharchenko, who is charged with receiving a large-scale bribe, has denied his guilt during the hearings at the Moscow City Court, RAPSI learnt in the court on Monday.
The court upheld the ruling of Moscow’s Basmanny District Court, finding Zakharchenko’s stay in detention until June 8 legal. However, the court changed final detention date to June 5.
Zakharchenko stands charged with receiving a 7 million-ruble ($107,600) bribe from an unknown source. He has also been charged with abuse of office and hindering the conduct of preliminary investigation. On March 2, it was revealed that he is charged with two more instances of corruption crimes.
Ex-official was arrested on September 8 of the last year. During searches at apartment belonging to Zakharchenko’s sister law enforcement officers found around nine billion rubles (about $155 million). The source of these assets remains unknown. Zakharchenko himself denies any relation to seized funds.