Moscow court upholds detention of Russian lawyer in Roscosmos embezzlement case
MOSCOW, August 16 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld detention of the chairman of the law firm Tretyakov & Partners Igor Tretyakov as part of a criminal case over embezzlement of 330 million rubles ($5.2 million) from Roscosmos state space corporation, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.
The court dismissed an appeal against the July 31 ruling of the Babushkinsky District Court.
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, the defendants have stolen assets of Roscosmos by signing fraudulent contracts for provision of legal services with the law firm. Allegedly, all the works were performed by the corporation’s own specialists. The overall sum of the payments to the firm reached 330 million rubles.