Colonel Zakharchenko told about trying to get evidence against him.

Interior Ministry Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko said that the sister’s of financial Director of “Nota-Bank” Larissa marchukova the demand to testify against him in exchange for freedom. This former employee of the Quebec reported at the meeting of the Moscow city court on Thursday, which should believe the legality of his detention.

Zakharchenko explained that Larisa Marchukova, sister, financial Director of “Nota Bank” Galina Marchukova, wrote a statement to the police in which he alleged that law enforcement officers are asked to testify against Zakharchenko in exchange for the freedom (they both are in custody). He insisted that a copy of the complaint to him in jail gave him lawyers.

On Thursday the Moscow city court has begun consideration of the question of the legality of stay Zakharchenko in prison. The defendant and his attorneys ask the appellate court to change the decision of Presnensky court, which in early November, has extended his arrest by four months — until March 8, 2017.

Zakharchenko had been arrested on 10 September. Officially he was charged with receiving a bribe, abuse of power and obstruction of preliminary investigation (article 290, 285 and 294 of the Criminal code).

According to the materials of the case, one of the episodes, which were attributed to Zakharchenko, to receive 7 million rubles in December 2015 for “total protection” from the former head and co-owner of the company “Rusinzhiniring” Anatoly Prigornitskaya. This company in recent years has been one of the major contractors of the company for FGC UES and performed a number of contracts for laying of power supply networks.

The other part of the charges connected with the investigation of embezzlement of funds of Nota-Bank. According to investigators, in January 2016 Zakharchenko warned the sister of one of the leaders of Nota-Bank of the impending search and the call for questioning Galina Marchukova. In the fall of 2015 in the budget of the Bank was discovered a huge financial hole, as a result, the Central Bank revoked the license structure. Now the theft of money, criminal case, and the “Nota-Bank” is in the process of bankruptcy.

The Colonel himself was known after in the apartment of his sister at the Lomonosov Avenue in the capital and the Acura, which he used, were found to be almost 9 billion rubles.