Rector of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and a member of the Board of Directors “Gazprom” Vladimir Mau, who is a defendant in the fraud case, was replaced with a measure of restraint from house arrest to a written undertaking not to leave the country. This was announced on Wednesday, August 3 RIA News” citing an unnamed source. Wrote about it earlier edition of The New Timesas well as British media company BBCwhich referred to two interlocutors familiar with the course of the case.
According to the BBC, the decision to change the measure of restraint was made on the basis of a relevant petition from the investigator. Meanwhile, on August 2, the Tverskoy Court stated that the investigation had petitioned for an extension of house arrest, and the corresponding hearing was scheduled for August 5.
Vladimir Mau was detained on June 30, on the same day the court decided to place him under house arrest until August 7. The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow charged him with fraud on an especially large scale. Mau is suspected of embezzling money from the RANEPA, he is a defendant in a fraud case that was initiated in September 2021 against the former Deputy Minister of Education of Russia Marina Rakova and the rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka) Sergei Zuev, the Ministry of Internal Affairs specified.
Rakova was detained in the fall of 2021 in a case of particularly large-scale fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code). Other defendants in the case were the former general director of the Foundation for New Forms of Education Development Maxim Inkin, his deputy Yevgeny Zak and RANEPA teacher Kristina Kryuchkova. According to investigators, in 2019 Rakova received money from the budget for the fund, and Inkin, Zak and Kryuchkova stole them. was later arrested rector Shaninka Sergey Zuev. His university was a contractor for the Foundation for New Forms of Education Development. Rakova, Zak and Zuev were charged with another charge under the article on especially large-scale fraud.