Case initiated upon embezzlements in VIM Airlines
Investigators assume that the management of the company acquired the criminal intention in September.
The Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) initiated a criminal case over embezzlement of passengers’ means by officials of VIM Airlines. The press service of the department reports about it.
As the ICR told, the management knew that the company did not have enough money for fuel purchase and also for service at Domodedovo Airport, but at the same time continued to sell tickets for flights. Thus, the company received over 1 million rubles ($17 thousand), without fulfilling the undertaken obligations for transportation of passengers.
CEO of the airline Aleksander Kochnev has already given testimonies within the investigation, inquiries to suppliers of fuel were also sent.
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