Attempted fraud case involving Rostec's research center reaches court
MOSCOW, March 27 (RAPSI) – Moscow police have announced on Friday that an investigation into an alleged attempted theft of 1.28 billion rubles ($23 million) from a research center affiliated with Russian Technologies State Corporation (Rostec) has been completed.
In May 2014, Moscow police arrested the director of a BVI registered foreign company who allegedly used forged documents to embezzle over 1.28 billion rubles ($23 million) from the Atom Research Training Center for New Technologies and Materials, a Moscow-based subsidiary of state owned Rostec.
The police claim that in April 2014 the suspect and his accomplices forged a promissory note dated February 8, 2012 that said a state owned research center had assumed the financial liability of the said foreign company in the amount of 1.28 billion rubles. The police did not identify the research center.
Later, the suspect evidently found a notary who assisted him in creating a payment request for the research center. After the research center refused to pay, the notary prepared a deed of protest to take the dispute to court.
The investigation into the case of the head of the foreign company involved is over. The man has pleaded guilty and his case has been sent to the Nikulinsky District Court in Moscow.
The police are still trying to determine the names of the suspect’s accomplices.