According to the interlocutor of the agency "Interfax", the head of the Directorate of Legal Support Ekaterina Averyanova was also detained. She was also called earlier a criminal in the criminal case. The information about the detention of Lemeshevsky and Averyanova was also confirmed by the sources of Kommersant. According to the publication, the detainees of the criminal case were detained by FSB officers, searches were carried out in their homes and at the enterprise itself.
The investigation into the leadership of one of the leading enterprises of the rocket and space industry became known in early July. This was reported by the sources of Kommersant, the information was confirmed by RBC in Roskosmos, the main shareholder of the NGO. Lavochkin.
According to sources, the investigators believe that Lemeshevsky and Averyanov are involved in organizing a system of unreasonable bonus payments to the Tretyakov and Partners law firm. This bureau represented the interests of the company in litigation with Roskosmos. " According to Kommersant, during a pre-investigation investigation, law enforcement agencies concluded that Averyanova persuaded Lemeshev to attract outside lawyers to protect the company. In total, the Law Office received from the NGO. Lavochkin was 332.5 million rubles, and the contracts with him were concluded in violation of the norms of the law, investigators believe.
On July 25, the press service of Roskosmos reported that Lemeshevsky had submitted his resignation. He had to leave his post on August 2. As sources told Kommersant, Lemeshevsky wrote an application for leave with subsequent dismissal directly in the investigator's office. The criminal case against Lemeshevsky and Averyanova was instituted under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud committed by an organized group or in a particularly large amount).