Alleged accessories to murder of Roskosmos top-manager to remain in detention
Former MiG’s subsidiary CEO Aleksey Ozerov and Tupolev Deputy CEO Egor Noskov will remain in pre-trial detention facility until August 24.
The court did not lighten the sentences of Former MiG’s subsidiary CEO Aleksey Ozerov and Tupolev Deputy CEO Egor Noskov accused of being accessories to murder of Roskosmos top-manager Vladimir Evdokimov.
The defendants accused of stealing a group of buildings at the Khodynka Field will remain in pre-trial detention facility until August 24; the court ruled in favor of investigators.
The investigation is complete and the defendants and their lawyers are reviewing the case file, according to the Russian Investigative Committee.
During the trial, Ozerov claimed “he is being slowly killed.” He complained about health issues, saying he had a major hearth surgery 2 years ago and needs medical care. Ozerov said there is only one doctor's assistant in the pre-trial detention facility who keeps writing doctor’s note saying Ozerov does not have any serious health issues.
May we remind you that Ozerov and Noskov are accused of stealing a 22,000 m2 group of buildings at the Khodynka Field in early 2000s. It was then resold and rented out for years. Evdokimov was arrested in the framework of the same criminal case. The Roskosmos employee engaged in a 200-million-ruble fraud involving MiG’s property, according to the investigators. Evdokimov did not plead guilty.Evdokimov was found dead in a pre-trial detention facility cell with three stab wounds in March. The investigators opened a criminal case.
The founder and president of the Izhevsk football club Gazovik-Gazprom, known today as Zenit-Izhevsk, and the oldest professional football player in Russia has been detained for 48 hours, until the lawyers provide documents confirming that the accused cannot be kept in a pre-trial detention center on medical grounds.