Brother of former head of Dalspetsstroy arrested for contract while building Vostochny cosmodrome

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.

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