Roscosmos employee accused of embezzling money released under house arrest
Defendants are charged with enrichment on fictitious contracts with a law firm.
The Babushkinsky Court of Moscow released head of the Directorate of Legal Support of the Scientific and Production Association named after S.A. Lavochkin JSC Ekaterina Averyanova, whom the investigators called the defendant the theft of 330 million rubles ($4.9m) from the state corporation Roscosmos, from the SIZO under house arrest. The investigators requested the change of the preventive measure, TASS reports.
Averyanova, chairman of the Tretyakov and Partners law firm Igor Tretyakov and former head of the NGO n.a. S.A. Lavochkin Sergey Lemeshevsky may appear in the case of the embezzlement of Roscosmos money. According to the investigation, the NGO concluded treaties with the Tretyakov company for the provision of legal services, which were performed by full-time lawyers of the company.
The above agreements were declared invalid by the Arbitrazh Court of the Moscow region and recovered about 300 million rubles from the law firm. Tretyakov is arrested until January 28, 2019. All defendants deny blame.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.