Roscosmos did not rule out the excitation of new criminal cases after checks

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotomonster with the logo of the Federal space Agency Roscosmos. Archival photoRoscosmos did not rule out the excitation of new criminal cases after checks© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Roskosmos does not exclude the institution of new administrative or criminal cases against the leadership of the enterprises of rocket and space industry after the audit of the accounting chamber, which will be held in 2019, said in an interview with RIA Novosti head of the press service of Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko.

«On the basis of tests, of course, can be taken and are excited not only administrative but also criminal cases. All the necessary procedural rules in the industry will restore order,» — said Volodya.

He noted that Roscosmos itself appealed to the court of auditors to be held in 2019 inspections at all enterprises of space-rocket industry.

Babushkinsky court of Moscow on 26 July 2018 arrested the General Director of NPO Lavochkin Sergei Lemeshevsky and sanctioned the arrest of Director of the legal Department at NPO Lavochkin Catherine Averianova. Was later arrested lawyer Igor Tretyakov. All of them were charged with fraud in especially large size. According to investigators, the money was stolen through bogus contracts with the law firm «Tretyakov and partners». In fact, legal, according to the investigation, carried out by staff members of NGOs, and the total amount of payments to a law firm for two years amounted to 330 million rubles. All of them faces up to ten years in prison.

Investigators 13 February 2018 opened a criminal case against Alexander Kirilina (then Director General of the RCC «Progress») according to the materials of the regional FSB. According to investigators, from November 2012 to December 2016, the suspect concluded with OOO «Soyuzobschemashbank» contract for the supply of hydraulic exhaust press at an inflated price, that is to the detriment of the economic interests of the Roman Catholic Church «Progress». According to the UK, from November 2012 to December 2016, the RCC paid to the firm of 11 million 784 thousand euros, whereas for the fulfilment of obligations under the contract, it spent only 9 million 783 thousand euros.

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