Investigators forward documents necessary to extradite Sergey Azarskov to Russia

The Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee continues investigation against CEOs of travel agencies OOO Labirint, ZAO Labirint-T, OOO Company Labirint and Ideal –tour Sergey Azarskov and Mikhail Shamanov. There are warrants to prosecute them for a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the RF Penal Code (grand fraud) and a court ruled to place them in custody in absentia.

It was reported earlier that in December 2013, Mikhail Shamanov and Sergey Asarskov worked out a criminal scheme of stealing money from the clients of the said travel agencies. To do that they inclined representatives of the Labyrinth group of companies providing different tourist services to sell major part of stocks and shares in the authorized capital to Azarskov, which made it possible for them to control the companies. Further on the accomplices received money from clients to purchase plane tickets, but were not going to meet their commitments and transferred the money to the account of controlled organizations and spent it on their own needs.

The investigators located one of the accused, Azarskov, who was wanted around the world as well as an accomplice of his, Shamanov.

At present, the investigators have prepared and forwarded to proper authorities in Serbia the documents needed to extradite Azarskov to Russia. After an official notification has been received from Serbia, the investigators and operatives will transport him in a pretrial detention center in Moscow. After that, the investigators will start necessary preliminary investigative operations. The investigation is ongoing.