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.
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