The media learned about the main version of murder a top-Manager of “Roskosmos” Vladimir Evdokimov, found dead in a Moscow prison cell, could become a victim of detractors who feared its future readings. This was stated by a source of”Interfax”. The interviewee said that the murder is not connected with the investigation of theft in the space industry, because in this part Evdokimov has already cooperated with the investigation. Yevdokimov, who was arrested in December, in the night of Saturday, inflicted several fatal knife wounds.
An anonymous source “Interfax” outlined a version of the reasons of death: “Previously, as the main version of the death of Vladimir Evdokimov discusses his murder by persons who feared a possible witness against them on a number of episodes not related to the activities of rocket and space industry, which could be relevant
killed and on which he cooperated with the investigation”. According to preliminary estimates, “detractors feared that Evdokimov could name them in the course of cooperation with the investigation and to disclose the result of their criminal schemes.”
Arrested on charges of major fraud, the Executive Director of quality control and reliability of the state Corporation “Roscosmos” Evdokimov was found in the chamber of the Moscow SIZO-5 dead. He had one or two, or three stab wounds. Two penetrating to the chest, and some sources also reported on a slit throat. According to the facts police initiated a criminal case under article 105 of the criminal code (“Murder”). In addition, the Moscow Prosecutor’s office began checking with the aim to assess the actions of the officers of the prison, where cameras find the knives.
The theft of the MiG
Basmanny court of Moscow in December of last year sanctioned the detention Evdokimova and the former Director General of the CJSC “Scientific-technical centre” Alexander Zolin. Defendants charged with fraud in especially large size (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code). His guilt they do not recognize.
The investigation alleges that the defendants through a series of controlled commercial organizations of illegally acquired the rights to state property JSC “Russian aircraft Corporation “MiG” value of not less than 200 million roubles.
This case involves three defendants: former CEO of “Helicopter service company” the Mayor of Socks, the former first zamgendirektora “Helicopter service company” Alexey Andreev and Alexei Ozerov. Ozerov with his brother Mayor Egor Noskov, who held the post of Deputy General Director of PJSC “Tupolev”, is in custody in another case of embezzlement of the property of the RAC “MiG”. The mayor of Socks and Andreev has absconded and is put on the international wanted list.
In Roscosmos said that it does not see the connection between the investigative actions in relation to Evdokimov and his direct staff activities.