The contractor for the construction of the Vostochny space centre was sentenced to 3.5 years

MOSCOW, February 7 — RIA Novosti. Head of the private firm which carried out a complex of works under construction in the Amur region the Vostochny space centre, received 3.5 years in prison for misappropriation of the allocated funds, told reporters on Monday the official representative of the Russian Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk.

“Annunciation city court of Amur region convicted the Director of the commercial organization … in the Commission of a crime under article “embezzlement”… the Court has appointed to it punishment in the form of three years and six months of imprisonment with serving in a colony of General regime”, — said the Wolf.

It is established that in July 2013 the CEO of the company signed contract for construction and installation works at the spaceport. In October-November 2013 the contractor has been transferred 2.7 million rubles, but the company has performed the work and reported for a total of just over 990 thousand rubles.

The rest of the money to more than 1.7 million rubles, the General Director of transferred to the account of another organization, after which they were cashed and handed to him.

The Vostochny cosmodrome is being built near the city of Tsiolkovsky (formerly the village of Uglegorsk) in the Amur region in 2012. He will become the first national cosmodrome of civilian purposes and will ensure independent access of Russia into space. The first launch of the carrier rocket from the East were successfully made on 28 April of this year.