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Sledkom investigates 12 cases of theft at Vostochny Cosmodrome

Sledkom investigates 12 cases of theft at Vostochny Cosmodrome
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The Investigative Committee of Russia is investigating 12 criminal cases related to theft at Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region. The investigation continues with respect to the ex-director of the main military-construction department №6 Yuri Volkodav.

42 criminal cases of embezzlement, fraud and abuse of power have already been sent to the court. According to the press service of the RF IC, the court issued sentences against 58 persons, according to which convicts received up to 11,5 years in prison.

For the period from 2014 to 2018, the Prosecutor General's Office revealed 17 thousand different violations during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome, it initiated 140 criminal cases and estimated the total damage to the state in the amount of ten billion rubles. During the investigation, dozens of persons involved in theft were convicted, including the former head of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Dalspetsstroy” Yuri Hryzman, which caused damage to the state in the amount of 5 billion 200 million rubles.