"Subjective opinion of the investigation" and "distortion of the truth". The colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko has so characterized the charge of taking of bribes brought to him for 33 million rubles. He hasn't admitted the guilt Dmitry Zakharchenko in Presnensky district court in Moscow. Photo: Anton of Novoderezhkin/TASS Presnensky Court of Moscow on Tuesday, June 14, has started consideration of one of the most scandalous corruption affairs of the last years — concerning the colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko. Investigation concerning the former Deputy head of department "T" of the Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has caused great public outcry thanks to the astronomical sum found during searches in the apartment of his relatives — more than 8,5 billion rubles which was turned later into income of the state. However, the security officer has appeared before the court for two episodes of bribery for the total amount more than 33 million rubles and hindrance to production of preliminary investigation (the p. 6 of Art. 290 and Art. 294 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He hasn't admitted the guilt and has said that the investigation "has disguised the truth". After detention in September, 2016 Zakharchenko rejected participation in the found money and said that he never before them saw. In court he didn't even remember them. However, before process also haven't allowed to ask him questions. On trial the colonel Zakharchenko has appeared before public in a usual blue t-shirt and black sports pants. Having inspected the hall, I have taken an interest: "All this persons interested to write the truth?" — I have also vigorously reported the personal data. He has reported that he has several higher educations, the father of three children is Candidate of Economic Sciences and officially divorced. The last child was born at him in 2017 when the colonel was already arrested. Before process has begun, Zakharchenko has asked to allow to him as the defender distant relative Victor Yemelyanov. However the judge Elena Abramova has decided that to the defendant there will be enough three professional lawyers, and has rejected a request. After that the prosecutor Milena Digayeva has sounded a charge plot that has occupied a little more than half an hour. Colonels, the general and a restoratorgosobvinitel I have begun with two episodes of bribes which incriminated to Dmitry Zakharchenko "as a part of organized group" which, besides him, the colonel of FSB Dmitry Senin later deserting from service and who has absconded also entered. Case papers say that from January 22 to July 17, 2014 Zakharchenko initiated carrying out a number of tax audits and also checks by Rosselkhoznadzor of the goods arriving for firms of the businessman Medi Duss, the owner of network of La Mare restaurants. The seafood delivered to him began "to reject". In charge it is said that Zakharchenko personally called the inspector of the National center of safety of water trade and an aquaculture and asked to draw the conclusion necessary to him. "He demanded that, contrary to results of tests, the conclusion has been drawn that the put seafood is unsafe for life and health of citizens, can't be realized in the territory of the Russian Federation" — the prosecutor has told, having added, чт
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