Russia: Lawyer placed on wanted list in case of NPO Lavochkina found on Baikal

July 26, 2018

Lawyer placed on wanted list in case of NPO Lavochkina found on Baikal

Attorney Igor Tretyakov, whom the Investigative Committee placed on the wanted list in the embezzlement case related to the leadership of one of the largest enterprises of Roskosmos, NPO im. Lavochkina (Scientific and Development Center named after Lavochkin), is at the aquabike festival at Lake Baikal and plans to arrive in Moscow.

As Tretyakov told RBC, two weeks ago he had been interviewed at the Investigative Committee, he did not sign a written undertaking not to leave and is not going to hide from the investigation.

“It’s hard for me to talk about the criminal case, I was questioned two weeks ago in the office of the Investigation Committee for the Moscow Region, and I explained my position. Now, I found out that my office and apartment were raided; I do not know what they found there,” says the lawyer.

Igor Tretyakov said that he gave his phone number to the Investigative Committee employees, but nobody tried to contact him. “I am a law-abiding citizen; since 2001, I have been working as a lawyer, I understand what is the consequence and what the ICR is, I certainly would have appeared and given any information necessary,” says Tretyakov. When asked if he would go to the Investigative Committee upon his return to Moscow, Tretyakov replied: “I think that I will be collared right away at the airport.”

On Wednesday, July 25, the Investigative Committee brought a charge against the director of NPO Lavochkina, Sergey Lemeshevsky. He is suspected of embezzlement on a particularly large scale (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF), as previously reported by RBC. The website of the ICR states that Lemeshevsky, together with the head of the Directorate of NPO’s Legal Support Department, Yekaterina Averyanova, concluded fictitious contracts for the provision of legal services with the lawyer’s firm Tretyakov and Partners, which in fact were performed by full-time employees of the NPO’s legal department. The total amount of payments to the attorney’s firm for two years was about 330 million rubles ($ 5,230 million), reported the ICR.


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