Rector of RANEPA Vladimir Mau was detained. He is accused of embezzlement of the academy’s funds.

The rector of the RANEPA Vladimir Mau was detained, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports . He is accused in a criminal case of fraud on an especially large scale. Marina Rakova, the former Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, and Sergey Zuev, the rector of Shaninka, are involved in the same case.

Now, according to the department, investigative actions are being carried out with Vladimir Mau. “Searchs were carried out at the rector of the RANEPA Vladimir Mau and university staff,” the statement said. According to RBC, the investigation requested house arrest for Mau.

"Agency" writes that right now searches are taking place at the vice-rectors of the RANEPA. According to RBC's source, the academy is also being searched.

According to Kommersant, today Vladimir Mau was re-elected to the Board of Directors of Gazprom.

On November 25 last year, the rector of Shaninka, Sergei Zuev, was charged under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale). According to investigators, in 2018, Zuev, together with former Deputy Minister of Education Marina Rakova and former Deputy General Director of the Foundation for New Forms of Education Development Yevgeny Zak, entered into a criminal conspiracy to steal funds from the RANEPA Institute.

Investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that 12 people were fictitiously employed at the RANEPA Institute. It was possible to identify violations during the investigation of a criminal case initiated against Rakova, who is accused of fraud. According to the investigators, these employees “did not actually perform any work in the educational organization, but at the same time they regularly received wages for a long time.”

Previously, similar charges were brought against Rakova and Zach.

In March, Vladimir Mau, together with the Russian Union of Rectors, signed a collective letter in support of Putin and the special operation.

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