Another four defendants in case of embezzlement in Vostochny Cosmodrome found guilty

Another four defendants in case of embezzlement in Vostochny Cosmodrome found guilty
Sergey Degtyarev

The court estimated the damage from the convicts’ actions at 1.3 billion rubles (~22.661 million USD).

On Thursday, February 15, Simonovsky Court of Moscow sentenced another four defendants in the case of embezzlement at the construction of the spaceport Vostochny. The damage from their actions is estimated at 1.3 billion rubles.

The convicts are the former CEO of the Volgo-Vyatskaya Stroitelnaya Kompaniya (Volga-Vyatka Construction Company – VVSSK), Yevgenia Degtyareva, her father Sergey Degtyarev, as well as former managers of this firm – Aleksander Bazankov and Murat Matuev.

All four, according to the court, committed swindling on a particularly large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) and part 4 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code (money-laundering).

During the oral statements of the parties, the state prosecution asked from 7 to 10 years of imprisonment with fines of 1 to 1.5 million rubles for the defendants. Pronouncement of the verdict will take several days, TASS notes.

A year ago, the Simonovsky Court sentenced Vadim Mitryakov, CEO of VIP-Stroyengineering, to four years in prison.

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