Russian bank files bankruptcy claim against VIM Airlines
MOSCOW, September 28 (RAPSI) – Mosstroybank has filed a bankruptcy claim against VIM Airlines with the Tatarstan Commercial Court, the court’s documents read on Thursday.
The claim reads that the airline owes 88.3 million rubles (about $1.6 million). The date of the hearings in this case has not been determined yet.
On September 27, official representative of the Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko told RAPSI that investigative authorities took measures to recover the damage caused by employees of the airline as part of the notorious embezzlement case.
According to investigators, employees of the VIM Airlines continued to sell tickets to clients despite being aware that the airline was not able to transfer passengers because there were not enough funds to buy fuel. Investigators believe that the employees embezzled more than one million rubles ($17,000).