All Spetsstroy's Deputy Heads will be fired
A source close to the investigation told The CrimeRussia about the anti-corruption sweep in the top of the Russian Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy). He said that over the past few days not only the Deputy Head of agency Alexander Buriakov had been detained, but also his colleague, occupying a similar position, Alexander Mordovets.
In addition, in the near future within the framework of the criminal case of swindling the Spetsstroy Deputy Head Alexander Khodos and the former employee of the agency Alexander Zagorulko will be detained, said the source.
Buriakov was arrested on July 7 in the framework of the criminal case initiated under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling committed on an especially large scale) in connection with Spetsstroy’s public contracts. The CrimeRussia wrote about this in detail. Then it became known that other officials associated with the agency are also involved in the case. The sources of The CrimeRussia claimed that he will not be the only agency manager to be arrested.
The official was involved in Spetsstroy’s projects developed by the Defense Ministry orders. Alexander Mordovets supervised the construction of the cosmodrome Vostochny, which appeared in the press as an object of the multibillion thefts.
In March, Mordovets was appointed in place of Alexander Zagorulko, who previously handed in his resignation.
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