A preliminary investigation on the case of «VIM-Avia» was extended until March 25

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in photosangelina airline VIM-Avia at the airport Domodedovo. Archival photoA preliminary investigation on the case of «VIM-Avia» was extended until March 25© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary the image Bank

A preliminary investigation on the case of «VIM-Avia» has been extended until 25 March 2018, said the investigator in court.

«A preliminary investigation on the case of the airline «VIM-Avia» has been extended until 25 March 2018,» said the investigator in the Basmanny court, which considered the question on correspondence arrest of the owner of «VIM-Avia» Rashid Mursekaev.

According to him, «Mursekaev owns one per cent of the shares and his wife owns 99% of shares, however, according to the case materials, the negotiations of counterparties, it Mursekaev actually ran companies and signed contracts».

As reported earlier, the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko, in connection with the establishment of new facts of illegal activity of a criminal case against the owner of the airline and the co-President Rashid Mursekaev, former CEO Alexander Kochnev, the former first Deputy General Director — financial Director Alevtina Kalashnikova and chief accountant Ekaterina Panteleeva. In her words, in their actions discernible signs of a crime under part 2 of article 201 of the criminal code (abuse of authority). The criminal case connected in one production.

According to Petrenko, in 2015-2017, the defendants are abusing the powers acquired from the controlled Mursekaev aviation fuel at an inflated price. Companies-contractors «VIM-Avia» was caused property damage of more than 782 million rubles. Four companies recognized as victims.

According to the UK, in fact, the company «VIM-Avia» under the leadership Mursekaev was a fraudulent scheme in the form of a pyramid. Its leaders have carefully hidden losses, pointing in accounting documents of obviously false data on profits. It is possible to get loans in banks, as well as to avoid restrictions in the activities of the airline from the Federal air transport Agency.

Mursekaev and Kalashnikov left Russia. In this regard, they declared in the international search, and investigation requests that the court about their arrest in absentia. Concerning them the decision about attraction as accused, entered into Petrenko.

A preliminary investigation on the case of «VIM-Avia» was extended until March 25© RIA Novosti / Vitaly POLICEMANS aviators

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