St. Petersburg: FSB raids university of Ministry of Transport
Former employees of the university are charged with taking bribes from students.
The FSB officers came to the St. Petersburg State University of Communications of the Emperor Alexander I because of a criminal case of group swindling (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF) initiated against former employees of the university. They were suspected of receiving bribes from students for the elimination of university debts, defenses of theses, dissertations and examinations, which was not done, TASS reports.
The searches were conducted in the suspects’s apartments. The operational activities involved employees of the FSB, the ICR and the transport police. According to Fontanka, there is still one episode in the criminal case: a student complained about being deceived by a professor, whom he allegedly paid 230,000 rubles ($ 3,500), but did not receive the promised in return. The employee was fired.
The founder of the University of Emperor Alexander I is the Federal Agency for Railway Transport, subordinate to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.