The evidence collected by the Investigative Committee of Russia was recognized as sufficient by the court to adjudicate a verdict to Mr.Dmitry Zakharchenko, a former police officer, and to other persons - Valery Markelov, Vasily Kritinin and Viktor Belevtsov involved in bribery taking and giving. Depending on the role of each, they were guilty of committing crimes in accordance with paragraph "c" Part 5, Part 6 Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 4, Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 5, Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (bribe taking; mediation in bribery; bribe giving).
The investigation and the court established that in 2007-2016 Dmitry Zakharchenko systematically received a bribe in parts from an organized group that received its income from illegal banking activities. This group, in addition to Valery Markelov, also included businessmen Boris Usherovich, Ivan Stankevich and Dmitry Motorin, who were put on the international wanted list. Mr.Zakharchenko provided them with patronage and helped to exclude, or minimize, the possibility of their criminal activity reveal by the relevant state bodies.
To assist in the commission of crimes, Mr.Zakharchenko attracted his acquaintances - lawyer Viktor Belevtsov and Vasily Kritinin. They acted as intermediaries in bribery, and also committed other actions aimed at assisting Zakharchenko and his accomplices in the criminal schemes implementation.
In addition, in 2015, Mr.Zakharchenko received a bribe from a businessman, engaged in the fuel and energy industry in the form of payment for the hotel accommodation services in “Grand Hotel Polyana” and “Polyana 1389 Hotel and Spa” in Krasnodarskiy krai. For his part, Mr.Zakharchenko performed the needed actions in favor of the bribe-giver and in favor of other legal entities he represented.
In total, for Zakharchenko’s criminal activity the amount of received a bribe in the money form is more than 1.4 billion rubles.
Zakharchenko, summary punished was imposed a 16 years in prison to be served in a high-security penal colony and a 500 million rubles fine. Markelov is imposed 8 years of prison, Kritinin and Victor Belestsov - 7 years of custodial restraint.