Evidence gathered by the Moscow Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was found by court to be sufficient to sentence the former First Deputy Director General of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Central Machine Building Research Institute" George Kovkov; former Head of Department for Major Construction of the indicated enterprise Alexander Chernov; former Director General of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "V Directorate of Special Construction at SpetsStroy of Russia" Alexander Belov; former Director General of SpetsMonolit JSC Roman Martynenko and former financial advisor with Director General functions of Proconsulting JSC Dmitry Belitskiy.
According to their part, they were charged with committing offences under Part 4 of Article 159 (swindling); Part 2 of Article 201 (abuse of authority), Part 5 of Article 33, Part 2 of Article 201 (assistance to abuse of authority) and Paragraph A of Part 2 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (legalisation of amounts of money acquired by other persons in an illegal way).
The investigation and the court established that in 2010 as part of implementation of the federal target program GLONASS the Federal Space Agency approved project documentation for reconstruction and re-equipment of Corps 100-1 of the Central Machine Building Research Institute in Korolev city of Moscow Region and obtained a construction permit. Amount of money of 1 billion 50 million roubles was allocated for this purpose from the federal budget. In order to utilize the money the Machine Building Research Institute concluded a contract with general contactor company V Directorate of Special Construction at SpetsStroy of Russia that performed works for raising monolithic structures of Corps 100-1 using technology of use of large-panel forms. The total cost of works amounted to 39 billion 451,573 roubles. During performance of the indicated works the accomplices committed embezzlements and abuse of authority during signing of statements of construction works acceptance.
The illegal activities inflicted damage of 114 million roubles to the federal budget represented by the Federal Space Agency.
The court sentenced Kovkov to 3 years of imprisonment, Belov - to 4 years of imprisonment, Martynenko - to 5 years of imprisonment, all in general regime colony; Chernov was sentenced to a fine of 1 million roubles and legal proceeding against Belitskiy was suspended under the statute of limitations.