MOSCOW, February 28 (RAPSI) – Alexey Belokopyt, the bankruptcy supervisor of Transaero air carrier, has lodged a claim seeking to recover 81 million rubles (about $1,2 million) from the company’s ex-founder and his family, an order of the Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region reads.

The supervisor asks the court to quash the transactions related to the payment of Transaero dividends in 2013, return the funds plus interest to the bankruptcy estate charging the money from the former founder of the company, his mother, wife and two daughters.

Earlier, Sberbank of Russia has asked a court to relieve Belokopyt of his duties as the Transaero bankruptcy supervisor because of his, as the bank believes, unlawful actions.

Transaero found itself unable to pay its debts valued at 250 billion rubles (about $4 billion) in 2015. The government-approved plan of transferring 75% of company’s shares to Aeroflot failed. Its problems resulted in a large number of flight cancels and delays.

In October 2015, Sberbank and Alfa Bank filed bankruptcy petitions against the troubled airline. The Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region initiated bankruptcy procedure against Transaero on December 16.
On September 13, 2017, Transaero was declared bankrupt.