Unscrupulous businessmen realizing government contracts for construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome have been convicted of a criminal offence over embezzlement, the press office of Chief Military Prosecutor's Office said on Friday.
As the result of the businessmen actions, about 500 million roubles of public money have been inefficiently used.
According to investigators, the head of one of the enterprises, acting as a contractor general at Federal Special Construction Agency, broke contractual arrangements over construction of a building waste recycling facility at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The businessman settled advance payments to a contractor, which hadn’t performed the obligations regarding the previous payments. Moreover, the advance payment was illegitimately increased up to 80%.