Indications on Zakharchenko gave and General Laushkin, as well as employees of the Federal Tax Service and the Rosselkhoznadzor and several colleagues Colonel. One of the witnesses was Felix Vasilkov, who worked as the deputy head of GUEBiPK under General Denis Sugrobove and who left the main board after the arrest of the head. He said that he did not consider the actions of Zakharchenko illegal and suggested that Duss "ran himself to give up with money." He described the colonel as a quote from a song by Vladimir Vysotsky: "... He seemed greedy, cunning, clever, carnivorous, he did not know and did not want to take measures in women and in beer." The general added that it was a joke: "Zakharchenko had nothing to do with alcohol."
The state prosecution also proved the guilt of Zakharchenko by deciphering his telephone conversations with Laushkin, Duss and his wife Svetlana - the FSB recorded them at least two years before his arrest.
Another episode of the case concerns the fact that Zakharchenko warned his acquaintances of the Nota Bank employees - financial director Galina Marchukova and her sister Larisa - about upcoming searches. In January 2016, the colonel invited Larisa Marchukova to a meeting at La Maree in Protochny Lane and advised her and her sister to hide documents related to frauds in the Electrozavod company, giving them to Zakharchenko’s attorney, Viktor Belevtsova. In the task force accompanying the search, Zakharchenko promised to include his countryman from Rostov-on-Don: he had to control that the search was carried out as it should.
Marchukovy sisters testified on Zakharchenko. Another witness for the prosecution in this case was the fortune-teller Nona Mihai, whose advice was often resorted to by Larisa Marchukova.
The Marchukovs, as well as the bank’s chairman of the board, Dmitry Yerokhin and his brother, and deputy Vadim Yerokhin, became defendants in another case related to the withdrawal of 2.2 billion rubles from the Note-Bank, including funds from Mostotrest. The fortune teller was the author of a scheme for embezzling 350 million rubles, the state prosecution believes. According to his version, the pensioner with elementary education inclined bankers to embezzlement and advised them “at all stages of criminal intent,” using fortune-telling, coffee grounds and praying for their successes.
The defendants received from 3.5 to 8.5 years in prison. Larisa and Galina Marchukovyh were tried in a special order; state prosecution noted that the testimony of the latter helped to uncover another large-scale theft with damage of 25 billion rubles.
In October 2018, a member of the board of directors of Roszheldorproject Valery Markelov, co-owner of 1520, was arrested. He was charged with giving a bribe to Zakharchenko in the amount of about 2.4 billion rubles. Zakharchenko, being an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, actually served as head of the security services of Markelov’s companies, considered the investigation.
Later, in the same case, the court arrested in absentia another co-owner of 1520, Boris Usherovich, a former member of the board of directors of the bank Novoye Vremya, Ivan Stankevich and Dmitry Motorin.
Zakharchenko receiving bribes from the owners of "1520" is now not imputed, said his lawyer Alexander Gorbatenko.
Shareholders of "1520" ranked first in the list of "Kings of the state order-2018" according to Forbes, the magazine estimated the total amount of state orders they received at 218.2 billion rubles.
Colonel's father case
In parallel with the case of Colonel Zakharchenko, the case against his father, Viktor Zakharchenko, was investigated - he was arrested in the spring of 2017. According to the state prosecution, Zakharchenko Sr. was fictitiously employed by one of the leaders of the Moscow Mortgage Agency bank, although in fact he did not work in it. For a year and a half he received 4 million rubles. In the dock, together with Viktor Zakharchenko, was Vladimir Koryevkin, Chairman of the Board of the Bank; another defendant, who replaced him in this post, Sergey Grib, is being sought. Viktor Zakharchenko pleaded not guilty, but compensated the bank for 4 million rubles of damage; the total amount of the bank’s claims is 12.5 million rubles. taking into account penalties and damage to business reputation. Both father and son called persecution an attempt to put pressure on Zakharchenko Jr.
In April, Viktor Zakharchenko was sentenced to four years in prison and a fine of 800 thousand rubles.