University administration to be tried for bribery in Volgograd
The ICR Investigations Directorate in the Volgograd region has initiated a criminal case upon commercial bribery as part of an organized group.
As many as five employees of the Volgograd branch of the Moscow Financial and Law Academy are defendants in the case, including Director, a dean, resource teachers and a professor.
As reported by the press service of the regional ICR Investigations Directorate to volzsky.ru, From April this year, the branch management has been receiving a monetary reward from students for issuing test scores. In general, end-of-semester exams would cost from 6 to 48 thousand rubles. At the same time, the alumnus of the higher education institution would receive a state-recognized degree after graduation.
Defendants are accused of committing 20 criminal episodes. Three of them have already confessed to the crime and are willing to cooperate with the investigation.
Searches have been conducted at the place of the suspects' work and residence, bank cards, money, exam records, and other documents have been seized. A measure of restraint is currently being selected.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.