Russian lawyer detained in Roscosmos embezzlement case
MOSCOW, July 31 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court on Tuesday ordered detention of the chairman of the Tretyakov & Partners law firm Igor Tretyakov as part of a criminal case over embezzlement of 330 million rubles ($5.2 million) from Roscosmos state space corporation, the court’s spokesperson Maria Borovikova has told RAPSI.
The defendant will be put in jail until September 17.
Earlier, the court detained two other defendants in the case, head of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky and head of the Union’s legal department Yekaterina Averyanova. All of them are charged with embezzlement.
According to investigators, three defendants of the case have stolen assets of Roscosmos by signing fraudulent contracts with the law firm.