Rosaviatsiya employee accused of receiving more than $ 30,000 in bribes
The iFly CEO who was giving the money will stand trial.
The deputy head of Rosaviatsiya’s transportation regulatory directorate was charged with receiving bribes totaling 2.16 million rubles ($ 32,200) for issuing permits for one-time flights to the company iFly. The CEO of the carrier will appear before the court as a briber, the ICR’s press service reports.
According to the investigators, in 2017-2018, the head of the iFly airlines transferred 180,000 rubles ($ 2,700) to an employee of Rosaviatsiya every month in order to obtain permits for charter flights. The court freezed the manager’s assets worth 27 million rubles ($ 403,000), and the perpetrators are placed in custody.
Regarding the Rosaviatsiya employee, the investigation continues, and the case against the head of iFly is brought to court. The accused’s name is Yevgeny Filatov; he was arrested in July 2018, reports TASS, referring to Larisa Markovets, the representative of the ICR’s Moscow Interregional Investigation Department on Transport.
Seventeen Russian Governors are facing criminal prosecution for bribe-taking. The rest of them may be jailed any time for exceedance of official powers. At least, Nezygar (@russica2) Telegram channel claims so citing an unidentified source in the law enforcement structures. However, according to that source, it is currently prohibited to prosecute top-level officials. In 2018, the operatives had only searched offices of Vice Governors or Deputy Ministers – not their bosses. The CrimeRussia found out what supreme functionaries are on the hook of the law enforcement authorities and may be immediately indicted if the President orders so.