Damages in criminal cases connected with fund misappropriation at the Vostochny Cosmodrome construction site has exceeded 2 bln roubles.
This is what the public prosecutor of the Amur region, Nikolay Pilipchuk, said today at a session of the local legislative body.
In 2015, as a result of the audit, over 10 criminal cases connected with misappropriations of the funds allocated for the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome were initiated and are being currently investigated. Altogether, over 1500 violations have been revealed.
According to Pilipchuk, now that the construction of the “launch minimum” at the Vostochny Cosmodrome is completed, the expenditure of public funds will be actively investigated.
To remind you, the Vostochny Cosmodrome’s construction has been ongoing in the Amur region since 2012. The first launch from the cosmodrome has been rescheduled for 2016.