Spetsstroy ex-deputy director charged with $517.400-bribe

Spetsstroy ex-deputy director charged with $517.400-bribe
Alexander Mordovets

Earlier, Alexander Mordovets was charged with abuse of official powers only.

Former Spetsstroy deputy director general Alexander Mordovets became a figurant of a new case - over a bribe on an especially large scale - 33 million rubles ($517.400). This was announced at the court session, at which the complaint about the arrest of Mordovets was considered, his lawyer Georgy Pisarev said, Interfax reports.

Previously, the ICR charged the former official with Abuse of Official Powers (part 3 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Now the term of punishment could increase to 15 years' imprisonment.

Recall that on May 25 the Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow placed Mordovets into the detention center. The defense tried to appeal this decision to the Moscow City Court but faced the refusal. The case against him, according to an Interfax's informed source, was associated with the construction of the Vostochny spaceport.

The interlocutor of the publication said that Mordovets signed an act of acceptance of works that were not carried out or only partially performed. The inspection was conducted by the FSB, which revealed violations.

Also, director general of the Stroymonolit-14 company Oleg Shchurov was detained on suspicion of fraud in early May in Moscow. The enterprise was a subcontractor of works on the Vostochny and accepted orders from Spetsstroy. The deputy director of this company was Sergey Mordovets, brother of Alexander Mordovets.

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