Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev spoke about the dismissal of a senior interior Ministry official responsible for fighting corruption. He told this in an interview with NTV, commenting on the case of Colonel billionaire Dmitry Zakharchenko.
Name and dismissed the Minister does not call. In the interview he points out: “Another head of one of managements of the anti-corruption Central Board (in addition to Zakharchenko) for several years forgot to declare foreign real estate… the decision Was taken on his dismissal from internal Affairs agencies”.
The Minister also pointed out the lack of effectiveness of fines as a way of combating corruption. “The fact that the penalties are appointed, but the number of claimed these fines – it does not correspond to the aspirations and expectations placed on this measure of coercion,” – said the Minister.
Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko had been arrested on 10 September, he is accused of receiving a bribe, abuse of power and obstruction of preliminary investigation (article 290, 285 and 294 of the criminal code). He said that he considers his work “registered,” and claimed to know “who this is”, without naming, however, no names.
Zakharchenko charged with taking bribes from the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Rusinzhiniring” Anatoly Prigornitskaya that Zakharchenko himself has called his friend.
As reported by investigation, in the course of searches in the apartment of the sister Zakharchenko in an elite residential complex “dominion” on Lomonosovsky Prospekt, law enforcement authorities found 120 million dollars and two million euros. Zakharchenko denies that money.
In addition, it was reported 300 million euros, found in the accounts of family Zakharchenko in Swiss banks, and another 13 millions of rubles, 170 thousand dollars and five thousand euros found in his own car.
In a press there were several versions of the origin of billions of Colonel. The first is about the relationship Zakharchenko with the flight from Russia of the former head of “Beeline” Mikhail Slobodin. Second – it supposedly can be a part of the money stolen from “the Note-Bank”. According to the third, wise was detained in the framework of the loud case of corruption ties of the generals of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the crime boss Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Young). Fourth – the Colonel covered the “common Fund” of some groups from the interior Ministry.