Ex-director of Krasnoyarsk enterprise arrested for theft during Vostochny Cosmodrome construction

Ex-director of Krasnoyarsk enterprise arrested for theft during Vostochny Cosmodrome construction

By decision of the court, Mikhail Kalinin, the former CEO of the State Enterprise Glavnoye Voyenno-Stroitelnoye Upravleniye No. 9 (Main Military Construction Office No. 9), was taken into custody. He is charged with accepting a bribe on an especially large scale and stealing 10 million rubles ($165.620) at the construction of Vostochny spaceport.

Mikhail Kalinin, the former CEO of the state enterprise Glavnoye Voyenno-Stroitelnoye Upravleniye No. 9, became another person of interest in the criminal case on corruption during the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. He was taken into custody by the decision of the Zheleznogorsk Town Court. According to Kommersant, Mikhail Kalinin is accused of taking a bribe on an especially large scale and appropriating money.

As follows from the first case file, Kalinin demanded 4 million rubles ($66.250) from a Krasnoyarsk businessman for assistance in concluding a subcontract for construction work at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The second criminal case against Mikhail Kalinin is connected with the appropriation of 10 million rubles for the construction of the spaceport.

Mikhail Kalinin’s property was arrested. He pleads not guilty, but says he is willing to cooperate with the investigation. Kalinin was the CEO of Glavnoye Voyenno-Stroitelnoye Upravleniye No. 9, which was a part of Spetsstroy, for a year, from March 2015 to July 2016. Then, he resigned voluntarily. The criminal case against Mikhail Kalinin was initiated this year.

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