Brother of former head of Dalspetsstroy arrested for contract while building Vostochny cosmodrome
The Main Military Construction Department No. 6 suffered damage of more than $ 1,5 million.
Moscow’s Basmanny Court took Sergey Volkodav, the brother of the former head of Dalspetsstroy, Yuri Volkodav, into custody until July 13. Both brothers were accused of abuse of official powers (para. 3 of Article 285 CCRF). According to the investigation, the Volkodav brothers caused the Main Military Construction Department No. 6 (the former Dalspetsstroy) damage in the amount of more than 100 million rubles ($ 1,5 million), RBC reports.
According to the investigation, Yuri Volkodav signed a contract for purchase of cables for the Vostochny cosmodrome and facilities of the Ministry of Defense in the Far East with a company controlled by his brother, which was not in fact necessary. The defendants pleaded innocent. According to their lawyers, the amount of damage was reduced by 67 million rubles ($ 1 million), which the injured party collected from the supplier.
The detention is related to the investigation into the abduction and murder of Tatyana Sidorova, a deputy of the Ramenskoye District Legislature, and three members of her family, which occurred back in 2012.