Appeal against forfeiture of assets of Zakharchenko case defendant set for August 8
MOSCOW, July 24 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court will hear an appeal against forfeiture of assets worth 380 million rubles owned by ex-Federal Security Service’s (FSB) employee Dmitry Senin, a defendant in a criminal case against ex-colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, on August 8, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
In March, a court forfeited to the state 28 property items including residential houses, land plots, apartments, car-places in Moscow and Moscow area, 5 luxury cars registered in the name of Senin and his family members.
As reported earlier, Senin was put on the federal wanted list on suspicion of desertion and suit casing, allegedly for Zakharchenko.
Ex-Russian anti-corruption official was arrested on September 8, 2016. During searches at his sister’s apartment law enforcement officers found around 9 billion rubles ($140 million). He denied any relation to the seized funds.
In June, Moscow’s Presnensky District Court sentenced Zakharchenko to 13 years in high-security prison for 3-million-ruble corruption crimes and obstruction of the investigation. Additionally, the defendant was ordered to pay a 117-million-ruble fine ($1.8 million), stripped of his police colonel rank and prohibited from holding law enforcement posts for 2 years.
However, the court acquitted him of a $500,000 bribery count.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.