Сourt placed rector of University n. a. Bonch-Bruevich under house arrest

Сourt placed rector of University n. a. Bonch-Bruevich under house arrest
Rector of the University of Telecommunications named after Bonch-Bruevich Sergey Bachevsky Photo: KP

Sergey Bachevsky is suspected of exceeding official powers.⁠

The Nevsky District Court of St. Petersburg imposed a house arrest until 4 July as a preventive measure for rector of the Bonch-Bruyevich University of Telecommunications Sergey Bachevsky. The FSB department in the northern capital petitioned for the arrest.

As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Bachevsky was detained on Thursday, May 11, on suspicion of abuse of authority.

It is known that the criminal case is connected with previously concluded contracts for leasing a number of premises with an area of ​​no more than 16 square meters (property of the university) to commercial structures. According to the media, the premises are in unsatisfactory condition and in need of restoration. The damage from the criminal activity of Bachevsky is estimated at 2 million rubles ($35.000).

We add that the rector's lawyers insisted on house arrest, citing client's poor health. Bachevsky himself said that his arrest could lead to "economic collapse" in the university. He explained that only he has the right of electronic signature, his subordinates can sign financial documents that do not exceed the amount of 50 thousand rubles ($874).

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