CEO of Roscosmos contractor arrested in absentia on embezzlement charges
MOSCOW, September 21 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sergey Slastikhin, the owner of Engineering Systems company, a contractor of Roscosmos state space corporation, in absentia as part of an embezzlement case, the court’s spokesperson Yunona Tsareva has told RAPSI.
Currently, Slastikhin is on the international wanted list. Under the court order, he is to be put in detention for two months immediately after his extradition or arrest in Russia.
The businessman, who has allegedly fled to the U.S., is charged with embezzlement. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Reportedly, Slastikhin is a defendant in several criminal cases connected with constructions of the space corporation.