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The former head of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "GUSS" Dalspetsstroy "was arrested for thefts during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome.

The former head of the FSUE "GUSS" Dalspetsstroy "" Yuri Khrizman was arrested in the case of embezzlement during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome immediately after searches in his apartment near Moscow, RIA Novosti reports today. Investigative actions were carried out in Khrizman's apartment in the Moscow region. The search was carried out jointly by the FSB and the Investigative Committee. After him, Khrizman was interrogated in the TFR and taken into custody, 2 a source at Roscosmos and law enforcement agencies said.

According to the Izvestia newspaper, he is charged with Part 4, Art. 160 of the Criminal Code (misappropriation or embezzlement committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale). Khrizman became the first suspect arrested in the Vostochny cosmodrome case.

A source in the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) told the newspaper that as part of the investigation into the construction of the cosmodrome, the UK opened two cases based on materials from the Accounts Chamber, which discovered violations during the construction of Vostochny.

In these cases, earlier in October, searches were carried out at the central office of Roscosmos, as well as at Ipromashprom (a structure of Roskomos), Dalspetsstroy and the Moscow office of the Main Directorate for the Construction of Roads and Airfields under Spetsstroy Russia, the source said.

In September of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that law enforcement agencies would be involved in solving some issues related to the construction of Vostochny.

The Vostochny cosmodrome is the largest state construction site in Russia today. The state has already allocated more than 200 billion rubles for the creation of its own cosmodrome, a full replacement for Baikonur. The first start is scheduled for 2015.

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