Amid reports about the collapse of “VIM-Avia” investigators arrested the CEO of the carrier Alexander Kochnev and chief accountant Ekaterina Panteleev. They are suspected in embezzlement of passengers. In this case, the co-owner of “VIM-Avia” Rashid Mursekaev managed to leave Russia.
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The General Director and chief accountant of “VIM-Avia” have been detained as suspects in a criminal case on embezzlement of funds of passengers. About this informed the official representative of the Investigative Committee (IC) Svetlana Petrenko. Soon Kochnev and Panteleeva will be charged.
Informed sources Business FM, TASS claimed that Kochneva was questioned as a witness, and key employees of the airline the night were searched.
In addition, the Agency has confirmed that Rashid Mursekaev and his wife Svetlana, who are co-owners of “VIM-Avia”, hastily left Russia, and their whereabouts is established.
Previously TASS reported that Mursekaev was summoned for questioning to the Investigative Committee on criminal case of fraud. If he doesn’t come 28 September to the investigator, will be announced in the Federal and international wanted list, sources say RBC.
On the eve of the media reported that Rashid Mursekaev disappeared from the view of law enforcement. Interfax, citing sources, reported that the owner of the company is not in Russia, and in Turkey, which flew from “Vnukovo”. Another interviewee said that Mursekaev left the country on September 26 through the airport “Sheremetyevo”.
“VIM-Avia” on Monday stopped the implementation of Charter flights due to financial problems and shortage of working capital. The border are tens of thousands of passengers who need to return to Russia.
Because of the situation with “VIM-Avia” from President Vladimir Putin already went to the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov and Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. With regard to the latter, according to the President, he pays insufficient attention to the transport system. “Maybe you overloaded too?”, asked the President of the Dvorkovich.
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