Investigators seek to extend detention for lawyer involved in Roscosmos embezzlement case
MOSCOW, December 14 (RAPSI) – Investigators have filed a motion seeking to extend detention of the chairman of the law firm Tretyakov & Partners Igor Tretyakov involved in a case on embezzling 330 million rubles (about $5 million) from Roscosmos state space corporation for 2 months.
The Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow will hear the motion on December 18, according to court records.
Earlier, Tretyakov’s detention was extended until December 19. Two other defendants, ex-CEO of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky and chief of the Union’s legal department Yekaterina Averyanova are also detained.
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.