In Petersburg have arrested the ex-rector of agricultural University for the theft of the money of the University

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce. Archival photoIn Petersburg have arrested the ex-rector of agricultural University for the theft of the money of the University© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Pushkin district court of St. Petersburg on Monday sanctioned the arrest of the former rector of St. Petersburg state agrarian University, Viktor Yefimov, the accused in assignment of 36 million rubles allocated for the development of the University in 2011, reports the United press service of the city courts (OPS).

Earlier, the RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies reported on Thursday that the investigative Department of the Pushkin district of the interior Ministry for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region was detained ex-rector of St. Petersburg state agrarian University Victor Efimov. During the search at the place of residence Efimova was discovered and seized a large sum of money, possibly stolen from the budget.

«The Pushkin district court of St.-Petersburg made a decision about election of a measure of restraint in form of detention in respect of Victor Efimov, accused of committing a crime under part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code (misappropriation or embezzlement — ed.) on 14 Dec 2018», — stated in the message.

Efimov and his lawyers asked to elect house arrest, bail or surety.

According to the source RIA Novosti, a criminal case concerns the fate of the funds allocated to the University by the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation in 2011, on the implementation of the programme of innovative development of the structures of this University. Only University then received 90 million rubles. According to investigators, reports on the implementation of the program were fraudulent and the funds stolen.

OPS reports that, according to the investigation, Efimov instructed the rector to sign a government contract to conduct scientific-research works from 25 Nov 2011 with the Autonomous non-commercial organization «North-West development Agency and investment» in order to improve the quality of training of specialists of the agricultural sector for 36 million rubles, reliably knowing what the terms of the contract will not be executed.

From the account of the University at the expense of ANO, said OPS was money transferred in full. Thus, according to the investigators, Efimov kidnapped by embezzlement of entrusted funds in the amount of 36 million rubles was abducted and disposed of at their discretion.

General Director of ANO «North-West development Agency and investment» by Slava Khodko in may was sentenced to 1.5 years imprisonment. The Efimov to the arrest on Thursday passed on business as the witness.

Informed as a result of the development of the St. Petersburg law enforcement officers in the Agricultural University was replaced a number of senior managers convicted of corruption-related crimes and results of investigations that received convictions.