Aeroflot department of flights deputy head arrested for bribery

Aeroflot department of flights deputy head arrested for bribery
Anatoly Yakimchuk

The top manager tried to correct the poor indicators obtained during the medical commission for 50 thousand rubles ($762).

FSB officers detained Anatoly Yakimchuk, the Deputy Director of the Flight Operations Department of Aeroflot PJSC. According to RBC, he got poor results when passing a medical commission in one of the studies. “With these indicators, Yakimchuk, who turned 65, could not be allowed to fly,” said the source. Therefore, he tried to give a bribe - 50 thousand rubles to chairman of the Central Medical and Flight Expert Commission of Civil Aviation Boris Potievsky, but he refused to take the money and appealed to law enforcement officers.

The detention took place at the end of December 2018, at the same time criminal proceedings were initiated under part 3 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Giving to an official), but it became known only now. Anatoly Yakimchuk is on bail.

“The materials are removed to the Tushinsky District Court,” says a police source, “the court hearing was scheduled for January 28, but it was postponed due to the non-appearance of witnesses.”

As part of this criminal case, the investigator will also interview the flight director of Aeroflot PJSC Igor Chalik, a police source told RBC. The press service of Aeroflot declined to comment. There is no official confirmation of the fact of detention.

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