Vostochniy spaceport: one more embezzlement case removed to court

Vostochniy spaceport: one more embezzlement case removed to court
Photo: RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontov

The contractor of the spaceport's construction is accused of embezzling more than 850 thousand rubles.

Investigators of the ID of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Amur region have completed the investigation of another criminal case of embezzlement at the Vostochniy cosmodrome. The former head of the company-contractor performing construction and installation work on the launch site is accused of embezzling more than 850 thousand rubles (part 3 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code).

Investigators have determined that the general contractor signed an agreement for construction and installation works at the site of the second technical complex with a company, whose name the law enforcers did not disclose, in 2013. To do this at the expense of the organization 2.35 million rubles were transferred. Of the received amount the head of the company spent 1.5 million rubles on the work, the remaining 850.000 rubles the businessman embezzled and later spent.

In addition, the manager did not pay wages to workers in full. In this regard, the act of acceptance-transfer of a complete set of works has not been signed.

After initiation of the criminal case on the fact of a large theft of another's property the businessman disappeared. Law enforcers managed to detain him in 2015, then the fraudster was remanded into custody.

The criminal case is removed to court for consideration on the merits. In the event of his conviction under part 3 of Art. 160 of the Criminal Code he faces up to 6 years of imprisonment.

Recall, on the facts of embezzlement during the construction of the cosmodrome on charges of misappropriation of budget funds and frauds there are being investigated about 20 criminal cases. For example, for the theft of building materials for the Vostochniy cosmodrome in the amount of 11.6 million rubles representatives of supplier companies, the general director of LLC StroiSnab-DV Kirentsov and the procurement manager of Ideal Kudlaeva, were sentenced.

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