Russian anti-corruption official’s father to stay jailed on embezzlement charges
MOSCOW, April 24 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld the detention of Viktor Zakharchenko, father of Russian anti-corruption official charged with receiving a large-scale bribe, the court told RAPSI on Monday.
Viktor Zakharchenko will stay in jail until May 30.
According to case papers, the father of Dmitry Zakharchenko is charged with being an accessory to embezzlement.
Russian anti-corruption official, Dmitry Zakharchenko, was arrested on September 8, 2016. During searches at apartment belonging to Zakharchenko’s sister law enforcement officers found around nine billion rubles (about $155 million).
Zakharchenko himself denies any relation to seized funds.
Zakharchenko was 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.
His father also pleads not guilty to embezzlement.