FSB raids Aeroflot after interrogation of airline’s deputy director
The top manager spent more on his two lawyers than on the company’s 50 full-time specialists.
Investigators and the FSB officers are conducting searches at the main office of Aeroflot Airlines in a criminal case against deputy CEO Vladimir Alexandrov, who is suspected of concluding contracts with two familiar lawyers at inflated prices, Baza reports. Aleksandrov could earn about 250 million rubles ($ 3,86 million) on this, the investigation believes.
Aeroflot held almost 60% of its purchases, or 240 tenders for 2017-2018, with the help of the Consors Bar, which consists of two lawyers familiar with Alexandrov. They were paid for legal services at 400 euros per hour, or about 10 million rubles ($ 154,000) a month. At the same time, Aeroflot has its own legal department of 50 lawyers, on which about 8 million rubles ($ 124,000) a month is spent, Baza writes.
Investigators are questioning Alexandrov and seizing documents and equipment at his workplace.