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CEO in charge of Russian Vostochny space center construction gets prison

Vostochny CosmodromeThe Blagoveshchensk City Court in the Amur Region has sentenced Oleg Rodionov, CEO of the company Dobrostroy, a contractor in the Vostochny Cosmodrome project, to 3.5 years in prison for large scale embezzlement.

Additionally, the court ordered Rodionov to pay 1.7 million rubles ($27,000) to Dalspetsstroy, the company in charge of the space center construction.

The court and investigation found that in July 2013, Director General of Dobrostroy Rodionov and Dalspetsstroy signed a construction contract for conducting a range of building and installation works at the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

According to court papers, between October and November 2013, Dalspetsstroy Construction Department’s branch transferred 2.7 million rubles ($42,300) to Dobrostroy. However, the contractor has accounted for less than 1 million rubles.

The court held that Rodionov has embezzled the entrusted money and caused damage to Dalspetsstroy amounting to1.7 million rubles. â– 

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