Vostochny Spaceport Has A Few Criminal Issues

Criminal cases opened into $150mln violations at Vostochny spaceport, TASS

"Russia's investigators have launched more than 140 criminal cases into violations during the construction of the Vostochny spaceport in Russia's Far East, and the total damage is valued at 10 bln rubles ($152.3 mln), Official Spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office Alexander Kurennoy said. "Since 2014, more than 140 criminal cases have been opened, and the damage was assessed at 10 bln rubles," Kurennoy said in an interview with the Efir Internet channel of the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office. According to the spokesman, 50 individuals have been sentenced, and this year sentences for 27 people were announced. The prosecutors have revealed 17,000 law violations during the construction since 2014. More than 1,000 people have been held accountable, including officials. Among the violations were delayed construction, multibillion embezzlement of state funds and the administration's negligence."

Man Driving Diamond-encrusted Mercedes Caught Embezzling Cosmodrome Funds, earlier post (2015)

"Alleged to have embezzled four million roubles, video of arrest shows him driving diamond-encrusted Mercedes. A senior director suspected of embezzling funds from the construction of the new Vostochny cosmodrome has been arrested after going on the run."

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