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MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. The Russian Interior Ministry has opened criminal cases against the heads of several contractor companies involved in building the Vostochny spaceport in the Amur Region, the Interior Ministry’s spokesman, Yelena Alekseyeva, has told TASS.
"The investigative division of the Russian Interior Ministry’s office for the Amur Region has opened three cases under Part 2 of Article 201 Criminal Code (Abuse of Office Entailing Grave Consequences) against the heads of contractor companies involved in building Vostochny spaceport facilities," she said.
According to the investigators, the chiefs of contractor organizations abused their powers thereby causing considerable damage to the legal interests of the state by failing to perform construction works for the Vostochny spaceport, which resulted in grave consequences.
"These crimes were exposed in the process of the investigation of a criminal case over the embezzlement of 300 million roubles in the process of building spaceport facilities, which was launched last April," Alekseyeva said.
At the moment detective work is in progress with the aim to establish all circumstances and persons involved.
The Vostochny spaceport, under construction near the community of Uglegorsk since 2010, is scheduled to be completed on November 30, 2015.