Former insolvency officer of Transaero taken into custody for embezzling $ 15,2 million
Earlier in the same case, the head of the company was placed on the international wanted list.
The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow arrested Mikhail Kotov, the former insolvency officer of Transaero, who is accused of embezzling about 1.3 billion rubles ($ 19,7 million) (part 4 of Article 160 CCRF) and forging documents to conceal the crime (part 2 of Article 201 CCRF), the ICR press service reported.
According to investigators, Kotov was in collusion with the former Transaero head, Alexander Burdin, who had fled abroad to avoid the criminal proceedings. At the end of August, 2018, the court arrested Burdin in absentia and placed him on the international wanted list upon full non-payment of statutory payments to AK Transaero OJSC employees for over 2 months (part 2 of Article 145.1 CCRF) and embezzlement on a particularly large scale (part 4 of Article 160 CCRF).
Transaero owed 6804 employees about 400 million rubles ($ 6 million) for six months. In September 2017, the commercial court declared the company bankrupt. An audit of the company's activities showed that more than 1 billion rubles ($15,2 million) were taken out of it fraudulently.
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