Monday, October 26, 2020

Russia’s Air Transport Agency’s deputy head detained on bribery allegations

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Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court has ruled to detain Yury Malyshev, the Federal Air Transport Agency’s (Rosaviation) deputy head, who stands charged with taking bribes, the court’s spokesperson Yulia Kotomina has told RAPSI.

Malyshev has been put in detention until September 8. The official could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Reportedly, the deputy head of Rosaviation is a defendant in the case involving CEO of iFly air carrier Evgeniy Filatov, who was detained last week. Filatov is charged with giving a large-scale bribe, according to court records.

The airline company iFly is a charter carrier. The company has been operating since December 2009.

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