The Moscow Interregional Transport Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia has finished the investigations into Deputy Head of the Transportation Management Department of Rosaviatsiya and his mediator who also used to be a Rosaviatsiya employee. Depending on the role of each, they are accused of committing offenses under Paragraph C of Parts 5 and 6 of Article 290 (bribe-taking committed by an official through a mediator), as well as Paragraph B of Part 3 of Article 291.1 (mediation in bribery on a large scale) and Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 291 (bribe-giving) of the Criminal Code of Russia.
The investigation established that, in 2017-2018, the Deputy Head of the Transportation Management Department of Rosaviatsiya had been taking bribes worth over 4 million rubles in total on a monthly basis, both personally and through the mediator, from representatives of the Streamline CJSC, Aviastar-TU LLC, and iFly LLC airlines for validation (approval) of applications for performing flights across the Russian Federation and abroad.
The investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal cases with the approved indictments were sent to the court to be tried on the merits.
The court has already heard the criminal case of the iFly LLC Director General into giving a bribe to an official and sentenced him to 3.6 years of imprisonment suspended and a fine of over 6 million rubles.
In addition, the investigation into a representative of Streamline CJSC has been finished--he is accused of committing two offenses under Paragraph B of Part 3 of Article 291.1, Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 291 of the Criminal Code of Russia (bribe-giving). The criminal case has been sent to the court to be tried on the merits.