Former Roscosmos Official Stabbed to Death in Jail

Law enforcement officials in Moscow are investigating the stabbing death in jail of a former top Roscosmos official who was awaiting trial on charges of embezzlement, Tass reports.

Vladimir Yevdokimov was found dead in a cell he shared with 11 other inmates from two stab wounds in the heart and one in the neck. Officials say they are investigating the death as a murder, but they have not ruled out suicide.

Yevdokimov formerly headed up the space agency’s quality and reliability control efforts. He was arrested in December on charges of embezzling 200 million rubles ($3.5 million) from the MIG Russian Aircraft Corporation.

Yevdokimov and an alleged accomplice denied the charge.

  • Swiss catching fire, Russians being stabbed/tried for failureā€¦ the space industry is getting more dangerous.

  • JamesG

    It doesn’t matter what the industry is, if you lay down with dogs…

  • AdmBenson

    Do the Russians not have “Club Fed” for white collar criminals? Maybe we could learn something from them.

  • Paul_Scutts

    Twice in the heart, once in the neck and treating it as a possible suicide? Well, you know what they say, third time’s a charm.

  • Mr Snarky Answer

    As they say, he got “suicided”

  • windbourne

    Here in COlorado, we had a insurance guy who was under investigation. He committed ‘suicide’ by shooting himself in the chest, the neck and his head 10x.
    When you read things like this, you just have to wonder, how corrupt our local and state gov have become, but also wonder why they think that the public is that DUMB to believe that?

  • windbourne

    do not forget the russian that turns radioactive on his own. Right.

  • duheagle

    Fair question as official corruption is hardly new in CO. I remember back in the early 60’s there was a scandal involving a burglary ring operating within the Denver PD. I still remember a joke some stand-up comic of the time told on the Ed Sullivan Show.

    “So this woman in Denver calls the cops and says, ‘Help, officer! There’s a burglar in my house!’ And the guy on the desk says to her, ‘It’s okay, lady. Just get his badge number. We’ll pick him up at morning rollcall.'”

  • windbourne

    i did laugh, BUT, the fact is, that you are right.
    We have seen ppl sentenced to death, commuted to life and then shown that he could NOT have done it, but that the larimer county prosecution team along with larimer sheriff, were hiding evidence that exonerated him.

  • Jacob Samorodin

    We are forgetting about the elephant in the room; and his name is Mister Putin. I wonder if he had any role in this matter? Or at least knowledge thereof?

  • mlc449

    Vladimir Yevdokimov was found dead in a cell he shared with 11 other inmates from two stab wounds in the heart and one in the neck. Officials say they are investigating the death as a murder, but they have not ruled out suicide.

    HA! Russia eh?

  • mlc449

    Or the opposition leader that riddles himself with bullets before carefully disposing of the murder suicide weapon.

  • mlc449

    I wonder if he had any role in this matter?

    Do you really have to ask? Putin is involved with everything in Russia. He probably ordered the hit.

  • publiusr

    First Gerald Bull–now this. Disgusting.