The FSB has completed a criminal investigation into a particularly large-scale fraud at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). His key defendant is the director of the Institute of Civil Service and Management of the RANEPA Igor Bartsits, as well as his alleged accomplices - the dean of the faculty of public administration of the economy Svetlana Larina and the wanted native of Abkhazia Aslan Feyzba. The investigation accuses them of "theft of funds by systematically receiving them from subordinates for unjustified accrual of additional wages." According to some information, the damage in the case amounts to several million rubles, which the accused Bartsits, fully admitting his guilt, extinguished.
Sources of the VChK-OGPU telegram channel and Rucriminal.info said that the theft of funds with the help of "dead souls" in Russian Universities occurs everywhere. We acquaint our readers with already existing similar criminal cases.
I. FSBEI HE "Russian State Geological Prospecting University named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze" (hereinafter - MGRI).
1. The criminal case was initiated on February 12, 2020 under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale with the use of official position) according to the report of the detective of the department of the South-Western Administrative District of the Federal Security Service of Russia for the city of Moscow and the Moscow region (seconded officer in MGRI).
The investigation of the criminal case was carried out by the Investigative Service of the FSB of Russia for the city of Moscow and the Moscow region, since the crime was revealed by the FSB officers.
2. Initially, the media suggested that the criminal case against the rector V.A. instituted for real estate fraud.
3. The real "basis" for initiating a criminal case was the fictitious employment of employees in various positions in the MGRI.
If initially a criminal case was initiated against 1 fictitiously employed employee, then by the end of the investigation, the investigation revealed 13 “dead souls”. The period of fictitious labor activity of "dead souls" is from 2016 to 2020.
An official of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation acted as a co-executor of the rector in two episodes of criminal activity (2 dead souls). Also, one of the employees of the MGRI is a co-executor of the crime in the case.
In addition, 2 persons who, according to the investigation, have found and brought to MGRI for fictitious employment of workers, are involved as accomplices in the commission of a crime.
Persons who were directly fictitiously employed are not brought to criminal responsibility as ignorant of criminal intentions.
The total amount of damage in the criminal case is 29,317,348.64 rubles.
4.On March 09, 2021, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation as the founder of MGRI was recognized as a victim in the criminal case. The victim's representative gets acquainted with all the materials of the criminal case.
5. At present, the requirements of Art. 217-219 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, that is, familiarization of the accused with the materials of the criminal case.
II. "Fresh" criminal cases at the Universities that have been identified or are being investigated by the FSB.
1.February 17, 2021: Moscow Polytechnic University
The Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Moscow opened a criminal case on large-scale fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against employees of the Moscow Polytechnic University. They, according to the investigation, received 3.6 million rubles from the budget. for teaching people of pre-retirement age, but did not conduct classes.
The case was initiated on the basis of materials from an audit of one of the departments of the FSB administration in Moscow and the Moscow region.
2.16 February 2021: Institute of Civil Service and Management of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA)
The Investigative Department of the FSB of Russia opened a criminal case for fraud against the Director of the said institute of RANEPA Igor Bartsits.
The scheme of embezzlement is the systematic receipt of money from subordinates for unjustified accrual of additional salaries to them. The investigation is over, the accused are starting to familiarize themselves.
To be continued