The Moscow city court left under house arrest the leadership of «VIM-Avia»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Tarasenkova in fotobiennale VIM-Avia. Archival photoThe Moscow city court left under house arrest the leadership of «VIM-Avia»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Tarasenkova the image Bank

Until March, the Moscow city court left under house arrest the former General Director of «VIM-Avia» Alexander Kochnev and the chief accountant of airline Catherine Panteleev accused of embezzlement of funds, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«The decision to extend the measure to remain unchanged» — announced the decision of the judge.

Thus, the court dismissed the appeal of the lawyers, insisting on the release of the accused. They admit the guilt partially.

However, the judge decided to soften the conditions of house arrest and allowed the accused walks. Now they can leave the house for two hours daily, from 11 to 13 hours.

The period of investigation is now extended to 25 March. In the case interviewed more than 70 witnesses, conducted more than 60 searches and seizures, issued more than a hundred investigative assignments.

The case was initiated on the fact of theft of cash passengers. The consequence considers that the management of «VIM-Avia» could not perform the obligation in performance of the air transport, but continued selling tickets. In addition, I believe in the UK, the company attempted to withdraw funds from the company abroad.

Protection, in turn, said that the company had difficulties in running a business, but it wasn’t deliberate theft of money.

Business September 27 was transferred to the senior investigator for particularly important cases under the Chairman of SC of the Russian Federation Rustam Gabdulin.

The situation with the flight «VIM-Avia» has escalated on 23 September because of debts. The total payables of the company is around 10 billion rubles. With the problems faced tens of thousands of customers of the carrier both in Russia and abroad. Transporting passengers under the control of the Ministry of transport and Rosaviation connected by other airlines.

Later, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on deliberate bankruptcy «VIM-Avia». The owners of the airline Svetlana and Rashid Mursekaev, as reported by the UK, have left the country.

The Moscow city court left under house arrest the leadership of «VIM-Avia»© RIA Novosti / Vitaly POLICEMANS aviators

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