One of Russia's top anti-corruption
officials has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes after a
search of his home revealed stacks of cash worth $123 million.
arrested Dmitry Zakharchenko, deputy head of the Ministry
of Internal Affairs' Committee for Economic Security and Combating
Corruption, after uncovering the money in his
study and sister's apartment,
RBC news website reported.
official income has
not exceeded 3 million rubles ($46,000)
in recent years, one
Presnensky district court.
The official was detained
suspicion of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and taking
is to remain in custody until Nov. 8.
are currently investigating links between Zakharchenko
a case against Russia's now-defunct NOTA Bank, the Russian media
company, which had been among Russia's top 100 banks in terms of
assets, was stripped of its license in November 2015 for violating
maintains his innocence.