New case on embezzlement during cosmodrome Vostochny construction

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Earlier it was reported about a criminal case against the contractor organization management for embezzling 48 million rubles ($895.4 thousand – ed).

Officers of the Russian Ministry of Interior in the Amur region and representatives of the Federal Security Service revealed the embezzlement of more than 50 million rubles ($932.7 thousand – ed)

during the cosmodrome Vostochny construction. As reported the press center of the Interior Ministry; based on that fact a criminal case was initiated.

Earlier it was reported about the criminal case against the contractor organization management for the embezzlement of 48 million rubles.

New case

“The staff of the Federal Security Service and the Ministry Interior identified another similar fact related to the embezzlement of funds during the cosmodrome Vostochny construction. The case materials mention another contractor,” said the press service.

As the Ministry reported, during the initial inquiry it was found out that since November last year to January this year, the company-contractor received an advance payment in the amount of 50.5 million rubles.

“The company didn’t comply fully with its workloads, didn’t provide the accounting documentation on the performed works and spent the entrusted money on their own financial and economic needs and for personal use,” highlighted the Ministry of Interior.

Based on this fact the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Amur region opened a criminal case on embezzlement, i.e. a grand property theft.

Currently the Ministry investigates three similar cases, added the Ministry press center.

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