Russian lawyer to stay detained for 2 more months in Roscosmos embezzlement case
MOSCOW, October 19 (RAPSI) – The Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow has extended detention for the the chairman of the law firm Tretyakov & Partners Igor Tretyakov involved in a case on embezzling 330 million rubles (about $5 million) from Roscosmos state space corporation, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The defendant will remain in jail until December 19.
Earlier, the court detained two other persons, ex-CEO of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky and chief of the Union’s legal department Yekaterina Averyanova as part of the embezzlement case.
According to investigators, the defendants have stolen assets of Roscosmos by signing fraudulent contracts for provision of legal services with the law firm. All the works were allegedly performed by the corporation’s own specialists. The overall sum of payments to the firm reached 330 million rubles.