MOSCOW, May 13 (RAPSI) — The defendant in a 7.5 million-ruble ($100,000) fraud case Russian national Alexey German, extradited to Russia from Spain, has pleaded guilty, the press service of the Main Investigative Directorate of the federal Investigative Committee informs RAPSI. 

The investigative authority for the city of Moscow has completed a probe into the criminal case against Alexey German, who stands charged with fraud on an especially large scale, the statement reads.

The man admitted that in October 2017 he entered into a criminal conspiracy with Ilya Safronov, the chief specialist of the investment support unit of the Budgeting and Economics Department of the Economics Directorate of the Center for the Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Objects, and provided him with information to be used for drawing up and making a fictitious supply contract.

Under this contract, the Center transferred over 7.5 million rubles as the payment for certain goods and equipment, which in fact were not delivered. The said amount was stolen by the accomplices, and the Center suffered significant damage, the body said in the statement.

In August 2018, a court in the Moscow Region sentenced Safronov to 3 years in a general regime colony; however, German fled abroad from investigation and trial and was put on the international wanted list. After it had been established that the man stayed in Spain, in 2021, by a resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Spain, a decision was made to extradite him to Russia, investigators noted.