Scientific union’s ex-CEO to remain in detention on embezzlement charges
MOSCOW, August 23 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has dismissed an appeal filed by the former CEO of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky charged with embezzling 330 million rubles ($5.2 million) from the state space corporation Roscosmos against his detention, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
Lemeshevsky will remain in jail until September 19.
The defendant was arrested and detained in late July. In early August, the Moscow City Court overturned the ruling and forwarded the matter to a lower court for reconsideration. On August 13, the court reordered detention of Lemeshevsky until September 19.
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.