MOSCOW, September 10. / TASS /. The Presnensky court of Moscow has arrested Dmitry Zakharchenko, deputy head of the T department, specializing in crimes in the fuel and energy complex, of the Main Directorate for Economic Security and Anti-Corruption (GUEBiPK) of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
He is charged under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – “Abuse of official authority” (Article 285), “Obstruction of the administration of justice and the conduct of preliminary investigations” (Article 294), and “Acceptance of a bribe” (Article 290). The case is being investigated by the Main Investigative Directorate of the RF IC in Moscow. A senior Interior Ministry official has been arrested until November 8, the defense will appeal this decision.
Until the moment of detention, police colonel Zakharchenko temporarily acted as the head of the “T” department of the GUEBiPK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. He began his service at the GUEBiPK in 2005.
Within two days – September 8 and 9 – investigations were carried out with Zakharchenko, in his office, operatives of the FSB and his own security department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation conducted searches, he was questioned as a suspect. “During the searches, a large amount of money was discovered, the origin of which is established,” the agency’s source said earlier. By Friday evening, September 9, it became known that Zakharchenko was detained in a criminal case under the article on abuse of power.
The investigation materials were transferred to the Presnensky court of Moscow.
Note Bank Case
According to media reports, earlier in the investigation of the theft of funds of Nota Bank depositors, co-owners of this credit institution, ex-chairman of the board Dmitry Erokhin and his brother Vadim, were arrested. As the Kommersant newspaper, in particular, wrote, the Russian Interior Ministry accuses them of especially large-scale fraud, the amount of damage for which can reach two tens of billions of rubles.
According to the publication, the investigation against the management of Nota Bank began after the general director of Mostotrest PJSC Vladimir Vlasov contacted the police, who on August 5, 2015 made a deposit of 1.5 billion rubles to the bank to receive a bank guarantee in the amount of 2.2 billion rubles. However, later, in October 2015, having learned that a provisional administration had been introduced in Nota Bank, Mostotrest decided to abandon the guarantee and return its money, but it was not possible to do so.