On March 18, 2017, Vladimir Yevdokimov, the former quality control director of Roscosmos, was found stabbed to death in the bathroom of his shared prison cell at a pre-trial detention center in Moscow. Yevdokimov was arrested at the end of 2016 on charges of embezzling $3.1 million from Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG between 2007 and 2009. A number of theories have been floated on how and why this may have come about.
Interestingly, he had reportedly just recently been moved from a CCTV-monitored cell to a larger one without security cameras with 11 inmates facing similar charges. His death follows years of restructuring at Roscosmos stemming from a failed Proton‑M launch in July 2013 and a determination by the Kremlin to address perceived failures within the organization. The formal federal agency was transformed into a state-owned corporation in January 2016 with the intent of cutting waste and improving services.