Russian Space Systems: searches conducted under the contractors' money laundering case

Russian Space Systems: searches conducted under the contractors' money laundering case

Hundreds of millions rubles were in store for signed contracts’ kickbacks.

MID Main Internal Affairs Directorate in Moscow and the 4th Department of the Interior Ministry officers conducted a number of searches and seizures at several companies that are subcontractors of Russian Space Systems (RSS) and Rocket and Space Corporation Energiya named after Korolev (RSC Energiya). This was reported by Rosbalt, citing a source in law enforcement agency.

The edition’s interlocutor noted that encashing venue, where large sums laundered, was found in the capital this spring. The capital MID MD MIA opened a criminal for Illegal Banking Activities (Art. 172 of the Criminal Code).

Later, the law enforcers found that the trail of the laundered and cashed money led to companies entering into contracts with RSS and RSC Energiya. Then the Ministry of Internal Affairs initiated separate criminal investigation into Swindling (Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).

Сompanies, which used encashing venue, were searched.

As the Rosbalt’s source told, the attracted the attention of law enforcers companies’ management stated that cashed money was in store for signed contracts’ kickbacks. It amounts to hundreds of millions rubles.

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