Former deputy head of Spetsstroy arrested for machinations in construction of Cosmodrome Vostochny
Alexander Mordovets is charged with abuse of office.
The Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow took Alexander Mordovets, the former deputy CEO of the Russian Spetsstroy, into custody. This is reported by Telegram-channel 112.
The official is charged with abuse of office (part 3 of Art. 285) when building the Vostochny Cosmodrome. No other details are disclosed.
Earlier, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested the owner and head of Stroymonolit-14 LLC, Oleg Shchurov, whose company acted as one of the Spetsstroy’s contractors at the Vostochny.
According to some reports, Shchurov received contracts worth about 656 million rubles (~10.668 million USD) and withdrew this money using a fraudulent scheme. At the same time, it is worth noting that just at that time Sergey Mordovets, the brother of Alexander Mordovets, worked as deputy CEO of the contractor. When concluding contracts with Stroymonolit, the organizations that were part of Spetsstroy, acted as a customer, and LLC was the contractor.
The company RK-Aktivy, which was supposed to deal with real estate and non-core assets of Roscosmos, has not concluded a single contract since 2016. At the same time, the company management and staff received salary.