In Saint Petersburg, probe against former CEO of travel agency ZAO Atlas finished

The Saint Petersburg Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has finished investigating a criminal case against 70-year-old Dmitry Smirnov, former CEO of ZAO Atlas, charged with a crime under Part 4 of Article 159 of the RF Penal Code (fraud).

The investigation has established that Smirnov, aware that ZAO Atlas was unable to execute its liabilities under the contracts signed with citizens and not having any intentions to execute the said liabilities, in order to steal money continued to conclude agreements since 22 August 2014, when the activity of the travel agency had already been suspended. As a result of his actions over 30 million rubles was stolen from over 400 people.

The investigators have enough evidence so the criminal case with the approved indictment has been sent to court to be tried on the merits.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                                 V.I. Markin