United Aircraft Corporation vice-president arrested until December 9
The officers of the FSB and the ICR carried out searches in the apartment and office of the arrestee.
The Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested deputy head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergey Gerasimov, who is accused of large-scale Swindling (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) during the execution of state contracts for the Rossiya flight special squad, until December 9, the press service of the court reports.
According to investigators, Gerasimov embezzled money allocated for the maintenance of air conditioning systems for Tu-204, Tu-214 and Il-96 airliners from the Rossiya presidential squadron. Also, investigators are checking public procurement of Mi-8 helicopters' five additional power plants for evidence of the theft.
Gerasimov has been working in the UAC since January 2015: first as an advisor to the president of the company, and then his deputy for special purpose aviation activity. Gerasimov oversaw the delivery of supplies and repair of aircraft, its maintenance.
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