Monday, April 19, 2021

Rector of Voronezh university arrested for role in $997,000 bribery scheme


The Rector of the Voronezh University the day before detained on suspicion of bribery. We are talking about Sergey Kolodyazhny, head of Voronezh state technical University. Became known, the scheme, which was used in the University administration for taking bribes totaling 72 million rubles.

Yesterday, March 2, Voronezh FSB, Ministry of internal Affairs and SKR have spent searches in the University. A criminal case on the most serious corruption-related article about a bribe in especially large size and fraud, according to “News of Voronezh”. In the detention center together with the rector Sergey Kolodyazhny and first Vice-rector Sergey Safonov was Vice-rector for academic work Alexander Kolosov and the Vice-rector for analytical work Larissa Perevozchikova.

the Three Vice-rectors VGTU suspected of complicity in bribery. They supposedly helped to Sergey Kolodyazhniy to obtain bribes from his subordinates. The scheme of fraud was as follows: the rector gave the job of Vice-rectors for a certain amount of those accrued bonuses to their subordinates – 50-100 thousand rubles per month. After receiving the money, the staff of the University do not currently leaving, we gave the prize to the top. Presumably, the Vice-chancellors also are not getting all that gathered were given to the rector. These events, according to investigators, occurred from January 2015 to January 2020.

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In regional Investigatory management SKR has told the details of the corruption scheme. Officials produced orders for monthly bonuses 14 subordinate employees of the University. Inflated bonus compensation was at least 70 million rubles. Later, the money was transferred to the management of the institution.

it is Worth noting that in business can appear and new suspects – more than half of faculty, staff, administrative and technical staff of the University. In SKR and FSB are now actively working with those who can help the investigation. Security officials also are waiting for employees of the University who are willing to tell about the relationship with the rector about what happened in supporting the University with awards.

($1 = 72.22 Rubles)

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