Detective Shishkina led Russian Railways case on siphoned-off funds before she was murdered

Detective Shishkina led Russian Railways case on siphoned-off funds before she was murdered
Yevgenia Shishkina

The Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to see all the lawsuits the deceased had run.

Yevgenia Shishkina, the senior investigator for priority cases of the MIA Department on Transport for the Central Federal District, had studied the case of funds siphoned off from Russian Railways, the so-called Yakunin case (he used to head the company). The Nezygar Telegram Channel reported the news. Earlier reports stated that Shishkina had led the investigation into the theft of bonus miles from Aeroflot loyalty club members.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to see all the cases in which Shishkina had been involved. The probe is under the control of Department M reporting to the FSB.

Shishkina’s body was found on the morning of October 10 in the Moscow Region. Prior to that, she had been receiving anonymous threats for months, and her car had been set on fire.

Vladimir Yakunin was dismissed on August 20, 2015 by order of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Yakunin was head of Russian Railways for 10 years, and then he received Germany’s work visa and left Russia. Before that, the Anti-Corruption Foundation had made an investigation into Yakunin’s property and found a house in the village of Akulininino, Moscow Region, with an area of over 2.000 square meters, as well as five more houses and a garage for 15 cars. The property was registered in an offshore company, and its value was incomparable to Yakunin’s official salary.

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