MOSCOW, April 22 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Wednesday changed a restrictive measure against Chairman of Tretyakov & Partners law firm Igor Tretyakov from detention to house arrest in the 330-million-ruble (about $4.5 million) Roscosmos embezzlement case, his attorney Stanislav Shostak told RAPSI.
The lawyer will be held under house arrest until July 26, according to Shostak.
The defendant was absent in court because of quarantine in his detention facility.
Tretyakov is involved in the case on embezzling 330 million rubles (about $5 million) from Roscosmos. In late December, the case was returned to prosecutors, according to the lawyer’s attorney Stanislav Shostak. He is in detention now.
Two other defendants, ex-CEO of the S.A. Lavochkin Scientific Union Sergey Lemeshevsky and chief of the Union’s legal department Yekaterina Averyanova were also detained. Later, Averyanova admitted guilt and signed a deal with investigators in exchange for release from detention under house arrest.
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.
Tretyakov pleads not guilty.