In St. Petersburg, former CEO of travel agency ZAO Atlas to stand trial

The Saint Petersburg Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has finished the investigation against former CEO of ZAO Atlas 70-year-old Dmitry Smirnov. He is charged with a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the RF Penal Code (fraud).

Investigators have revealed, that Smirnov aware that ZAO Atlas could not meet its obligations under the contracts it had concluded with citizens and not having any intention to meet those obligations, continued concluding contracts from January to 22 August 2014, until the services of the travel agency were suspended. As a result of Smirnov’s actions over 30 million rubles was stolen from more than 400 people.

The investigators have enough evidence, so the criminal case with the approved indictment is going to be sent to court soon to be tried on the merits.