More than eight million rubles were stolen from the Roscosmos, which was intended to send American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Izvestia reports that the Committee of Inquiry’s anti – corruption investigation revealed the fact of abuse.
The head of the company “Center for Technical Re-Equipment of Space Flight Control Service” (TSC) and Rocket and Space Corporation “Energy” withdrew funds from the state contract through subcontractors.
Law enforcement officials said the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities (TSENKI) contractor will work to bring astronauts to the RSS. He assigned some work to the central heating center, but he did the job imaginatively, which helped to steal more than eight million rubles.
The newspaper reports that the former top managers of RSC Energy, Oleg Volkov and Nikolai Cherlenyak, who are hiding from Russian justice abroad, were involved in the scam. In addition, the defendants in the criminal case are TSC Vasily Ikomasov, a former director of the research company, and Deputy Edward Rodich-Semencha.
The theft is eligible for investigation as it was committed by a group of people during the preliminary conspiracy. Roscosm stated that the State Corporation fully supports the investigation, but did not comment on what kind of development was awarded to contractor Senki and whether it was related to sending Americans to the RSS.
Former Russian Commission of Inquiry (IC) Stimulated Criminal case against Alexander Luk, Director General of the Roscosmos Subsidiary of the Research Institute of Precision Instruments. It is suspected that the office was abused because his girlfriend, who was not properly educated, was appointed to a higher post.