Detention extended for Russian lawyer involved in Roscosmos embezzlement case
MOSCOW, September 18 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Babushlkinsky District Court has extended detention of the chairman of the law firm Tretyakov & Partners Igor Tretyakov as part of a criminal case over embezzlement of 330 million rubles (about $5 million) from Roscosmos state space corporation, the court’s spokesperson Maria Borovikova has told RAPSI.
Thus, Tretyakov will stay detained until October 19.
Earlier, the court detained two other persons, head of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky and chief of the Union’s legal department Yekaterina Averyanova. All the defendants 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. All the works were allegedly performed by the corporation’s own specialists. The overall sum of payments to the firm reached 330 million rubles.