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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rocket Fuel Scam

MOSCOW () -- Military officers at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia have been systematically selling rocket fuel and pocketing the money, officials said Thursday.

The officers, led by the head of the launching site's fuel supply service, have embezzled 7 billion rubles ($1.5 million) during the past five years, the Russian military prosecutor's office told Itar-Tass.