Ex-Russian anti-corruption official charged with taking bribe to stay in detention
MOSCOW, October 26 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Thursday upheld the extension of detention for Dmitry Zakharchenko, former Russian anti-corruption official charged with receiving a large-scale bribe, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
Zakharchenko will remain in jail until December 8.
The defendant has filed an appeal against his detention seeking to put him under house arrest. The court dismissed the appeal.
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 (about $156 million at the current exchange rate).
Zakharchenko himself denies any relation to seized funds.
Zakharchenko was charged with receiving a 7-million-ruble ($121,600) 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.
According to case papers, the father of Dmitry Zakharchenko, Viktor, is charged with being an accessory to embezzlement. His father also pleads not guilty to embezzlement.