Another $134 thousand siphoned off at Vostochniy Spaceport
Employee of the Center of operation of objects of land space infrastructure is detained on suspicion of embezzlement.
Security service of the Center of operation of objects of land space infrastructure (TsENKI) revealed new embezzlement in Vostochniy Spaceport. Materials of the check are already transferred to law enforcement authorities, a criminal case was initiated, the press service of the center reported.
Meanwhile the source of RIA Novosti in law enforcement agencies said that 7.6 million rubles ($134 thousand) allocated for supplies of equipment and materials for construction of starting and technical complexes of the spaceport were siphoned off. An employee of TsENKI is detained on suspicion of embezzlement, also the investigation assumes that “several unidentified persons” had helped him.
“According to the papers, deliveries and shipments were carried out, however the company contractor actually did not fulfil requirements of the contract", the interlocutor of the agency told.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, the construction of Vostochniy was followed by a number of criminal cases over multi-billion embezzlements and bribes. By the beginning of 2018, 13 people have been condemned within the criminal cases brought by prosecutor's checks of the construction.