Court rules on taking CEO of KrasAvia into custody
Ivan Popov is accused of embezzling 38 million rubles (~670.000 USD).
CEO of KrasAvia Ivan Popov was taken into custody by a court ruling for the appropriation of 38 million rubles. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the MIA’s Transport Management for the Siberian Federal District.
According to the investigation, from March 2015 to April 2016, the top manager signed fictitious acts on the performance of fictitious repair works. As a result, the above amount was illegally written off the company's accounts. The suspect used the money at his own discretion.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Popov was detained on March 7, but the reasons were not mentioned. The press service of the company stressed that the case relates to the period of Popov's work in the Turukhan airlines. It is remarkable that his predecessor, Valery Mordan, was dismissed from the post of the company's CEO after being detained for bribe-taking.
Six months ago, no one could predict the state of the MIA General Administration for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region by the time of the forthcoming elections. After the appointment of Moscow general Roman Plugin in charge of it, the St. Petersburg police has undergone significant changes. Major general of justice Oleg Antropov, Head of the Main Investigations Directorate, is ‘the last man standing’ from the old command of the MIA General Administration. Most probably, he is going to become the next victim of ‘janitor’ Plugin.