Designer of the Vostochny Cosmodrome has been arrested

Sergey Ostrovsky is suspected of embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the design and construction.
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According to "Izvestia", the chief engineer of the project to equip the Baikonur East 31st State Design Institute for Special Construction (GPISS) Sergei Ostrovsky was detained on November 19 in the framework of investigation of theft of budget funds allocated for the design and construction of the cosmodrome.

- Ostrovsky was interrogated several times in the Investigation Committee on the work performed by East - told "Izvestia" a source in GPISS. - He was arrested after one of these interrogations. there was no investigative activities in the Institute. To our knowledge, investigators were interested in the details of the companies involved for implementation of project activities on the East.

GPISS with its branches and a complex of buildings in the center of Moscow to Smolensk Boulevard became known last year in the context of the investigation of the case of the former head of the Department of Property Relations of the Ministry of Defense Evgenia Vasilyeva, one of the main figurantok case of multi-billion dollar embezzlement of state assets through holding "Oboronservis." Sale of 100% of shares of companies GPISS"VitaProdzhekt" (formerly controlled Vasilieva) and "Sosnovoborelektromontazh" at a lower price - this is one of the 12 episodes incriminated former military clerk. Now the Institute belongs to the state again in the midst of the investigation of the case "Oboronservis" new owners on their own initiative back shares in state ownership.

Two criminal cases of embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome, were excited SKR in late September this year, according to data compiled by the Federal Security Service and the Accounting Chamber. In October, the FSB and the TFR jointly conducted searches in the case in the offices of the Federal Space Agency, "Dalspetsstroya" and JSC "Ipromashprom" - subsidiary of Roscosmos structure. As part of the case had previously been detained by the former head of "Dalspetsstroya" Yuri Hrizman and former chief accountant of the organization Sergey Ashihmin. They were charged under Part. 4 Art. 160 of the Criminal Code ( "Assigning or embezzlement committed as part of a criminal group on a large scale").

According to a source in the Russian Space Agency, familiar with the courseth case in recent weeks, investigators regularly visited by space agency in the office on the street Shchepkina withdrawing certain documents ET. Interlocutor Roskosmos says that the prosecution Ostrovsky was also brought on for hours. 4 Art. 160 of the Criminal Code. In GPISS this information refused to comment.

According to the interlocutor of "Izvestia" Roskosmos, investigators checked all firms are attracted to the Eastern design - looking for cases of fictitious contracts with organizations that exist only on paper.

Engaging the chain of front companies - the most common way of development of budgetary funds allocated to the project and research work. This year the courts have already made a number of judgments on such matters. The loudest - theft when creating the GLONASS satellite fleet disclosed as a result of inspections and subsequent Roscosmos MIA investigations. One example of the use of such a scheme is given in the text of the sentence imposed in April this year Meshchansky Court: "Sinertek" - subsidiary of JSC "Russian Space Systemswe ", and EADS Astrium - regularly attracted for execution of works at the expense of the Federal Target Program GLONASS third company. In 2010, with the "Center for research and testing of electronic components" (TSNIIEK) signed a contract for execution of development work "Implementation of estimation resistance indicators ESI secondary power sources of solid-state power amplifiers." As follows from the text of the verdict of the Meshchansky court, this contract was a fiction - no work TSNIIEK was not going to make and could not meet them in principle: the project was shut down on paper, his "performers" transferred 3.4 million rubles, which were subsequently shared with customers .

The TFR from the official declined to comment.