Ex-rector of PenzSTU receives 5-year suspended sentence
Penza, 27 July 2017. PenzaNews. The former acting rector of Penza State Technological University Vasily Moiseev received a 5-year suspended sentence within a criminal case on abuse of power in a university. This was reported by a PenzaNews correspondent from a hall of the Oktyabrsky regional court of Penza.
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The former head of PenzSTU was also deprived of a right to occupy positions in public service and in local self-government bodies that deal with organizational, administrative and economic functions. The right will be restored in 3 years.
However, the court decided that it is possible not to deprive him of national awards and titles. Vasily Moiseev is an honoured worker of higher education of the Russian Federation, an honoured inventor of the USSR, an honoured worker of higher school of Russia, an honoured industrial engineer and worker of science and technology of Russia.
"Vasily Borisovich Moiseev is found guilty of having committing crimes under the Part 1 Art. 285 of the Criminal Code ['Abuse of power'] recognized in his actions during the period from the year 2011 to July 26, 2016, in relation to an unofficial foundation; under the Part 3, Art. 160 of the Criminal Code ['Appropriation or embezzlement'] for the sum of 568,554 rubles and 35 kopecks; under the Part 3, Art. 160 of the Criminal Code – for the sum of 47,840 rubles," the jury Sergei Proshkin said.
Apart from Vasily Moiseev, seven other workers of the university were also accused of power abuse.
Maria Korchagina, Evgeny Vostroknutov and Alla Novikova were found guilty by the court for committing a crime under the Part 5, Art. 33, and Part 1, Art. 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. They received a 1.5-year suspended sentence with a 1-year probation period. They were also deprived of a right to engage in teaching activities during a year.
Igor Yurasov, Natalia Popova and Valery Lyusev were found guilty of committing a crime under the Part 1, Art. 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. They received a 2-year suspended sentence with a probation period for the same period of time. In addition, they were also deprived of a right to occupy positions in civil service as well as in local self-government bodies that deal with organizational, administrative and economic functions. The right will be restored in 2 years.
At the same time, Igor Yurasov and Valery Lyusev were amnestied. They were released from the primary and secondary punishments, the conviction was expunged.
A criminal case against Valery Avrorov was terminated earlier, he was also amnestied.
Since the defendants fully agreed to the brought charges, the trial was conducted in a special order.
The verdict did not come into force and can be appealed within 10 day since the moment of proclamation.