Contractor of the Vostochny space centre was caught trying to escape from Russia

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Photo: Igor Ageenko / RIA Novosti

The head of the company “Leo Telekom”, accused of fraud in the execution of the contract works at the Vostochny space centre, on the solution of the Annunciation city court and remanded in custody, reports “Interfax”.

The businessman was detained in the Sheremetyevo international airport when you travel to Vietnam. “Evidence to support the arguments that he had purchased a ticket back to Russia in January 2019, not presented to the court”, — stated in the materials of the court.

The head of “Leo Telekom” was remanded in custody until 28 February 2019.

The defendant and his counsel were asked to choose a measure of restraint in the form of recognizance not to leave. However, given the attempts of departure from the countries of the former contractor, the court considered that he can abscond.

According to investigators, from August to December 2017, the General Director of “Leo Telekom” appropriated 26 million rubles belonging to the Center for operation of ground space infrastructure (TsENKI, the enterprise “Roscosmos”).

Video, photo All from Russia.

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