The former interim director of the NPO Tekhnomash, Dmitry Panov, is suspected of involvement in the theft of some 500 million rubles. Most of the money was transferred to one of the Roscosmos leaders, under whose authority the company is located. About this on Tuesday, April 30, write "News" with reference to sources close to the investigation.
As the paper notes, stolen funds were received for the enforcement of the state's defense order for the technical re-equipment of the Perm powder factory. It also manufactures solid fuel boosters for ballistic and cruise missiles, so Roscosmos participated in the financing.
Panov arrested for two months. Now investigators are investigating which of the top managers of the state company the attackers have transferred money to.
According to experts, the scam they used was popular in the late 1990s.
Panov's arrest was released on 25 April. Earlier this month, it became known that more than 1.6 billion rubles were stolen at the subordinate companies of Roskosmos and Rostec. Funds have been allocated for the modernization of production and the development of promising types of weapons. Based on the materials of the investigations, the criminal proceedings were initiated.
The NPO Tekhnomash is the headquarters of the State Corporation of Roscosmos Space Activities for the technological support of the creation of rocket products and space technology.