Executive director of Roscosmos was arrested for two months

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Basmanny court sanctioned the arrest of Vladimir Yevdokimov, the Executive Director of the quality assurance of the state corporation Roscosmos.

“Detention for a period until 30 January 2017 was chosen as a preventive measure,” said in a statement.

Earlier, Russia’s Investigative Committee filed charges against Yevdokimov in accordance with part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia (fraud on a large scale). According to the investigator, Yevdokimov caused damage to the country in the amount no less than 300 million rubles (approx. $4.6 million – RRT).

It was noted that two more persons involved in the case are still wanted. The defense requested to release Yevdokimov on 30 million rubles bail (approx. $460,000 – RRT). The accused pleaded not guilty.

The press service of Roscosmos noted that the investigative actions against Yevdokimov are not related to his work in the corporation.

Source: Gazeta.Ru