Criminal case initiated in Wadan Yards ex-owner's murder
MOSCOW, September 30 - RAPSI. Investigators initiated a case in the murder of businessman Andrey Burlakov in Moscow, the Main Investigative Department for Moscow told RIA Novosti on Friday.
An unidentified person shot the businessman and his common-law wife Anna Atkina five times in a restaurant at 5:20 p.m. Moscow time. Burlakov died. Atkina has been hospitalized.
Burlakov used to own Wadan Wards, a major German shipyard. Atkina was his business partner.
The Wadan Yards shipyard was established in 1951 in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev. Several years ago, it was involved in a scandal. The Moscow Commercial Court decided to recover from the FLC West Holding S.a.r.l 157 million euro in favor of Finance Leasing Company, which is part of United Aircraft Corporation.
Burlakov, a board member, controlled the FLC West Holding S.a.r.l. In late 2009, he was arrested for allegedly stealing 1.5 billion rubles ($46.8 million) from Finance Leasing Company.
According to the investigation, the money was used to purchase Wadan Yards' shipyards in Wisman and Warnemunde as well as the ship-building factory in Nikolayev, Ukraine.
Last year Burlakov was released on a 50mln ruble ($1.56 million) bail.