Scientific union head’s detention in Roscosmos embezzlement case overturned
MOSCOW, August 7 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has overturned a ruling ordering to put CEO of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky in detention as part of a criminal case on embezzlement of 330 million rubles ($5.2 million) from the state space corporation Roscosmos, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The matter was forwarded to a lower court for reconsideration.
Two other defendants in the case, chief of the Union’s legal department Yekaterina Averyanova and chairman of the law firm Tretyakov & Partners Igor Tretyakov have been earlier put in detention. 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.