Prosecutor's office institutes criminal proceedings against former Aeroflot director general

The General Prosecutor's Office of Russia has instituted criminal proceedings against former director general of Aeroflot Nikolai Glushkov and some other persons. According to head of the information and public relations department of the General Prosecutor's Office of Russia Leonid Troshin, the criminal case was opened under part 2, article 313 of the Russian Criminal Code "escape from custody committed by a group of persons under deliberate complicity." The said article stipulates imprisonment for up to 8 years. Nikolai Glushkov was arrested and placed into a detention cell in December last year on charges of "gross fraud" within the framework of the so-called Aeroflot case. After numerous petitions he was transferred for health reasons from Moscow's Lefortovo detention cell to the haematological centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences where he had been held in custody until recently. On April 11 this year, late at night, Nikolai Glushkov was detained upon exiting the hospital's territory and getting into his car driven by his personal driver. The driver and the guards were detained. Glushkov was returned to the Lefortovo detention cell. At present the officers of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Federal Security Service of Russia continue to carry out measures aimed at learning about all the circumstances for the preparation and the attempt of an escape by Glushkov, and also identifying the persons involved in this attempt.

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