Criminal proceedings launched in Moscow against vice-chancellor of Moscow Energy Institute and his colleague over bribe-taking and intermediary

Moscow investigating bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee have opened a criminal case against economic vice-chancellor of Moscow Energy Institute Yevgeny Dovgan. He is suspected of a crime under paragraph “c” of part 5 of article 290 of the RF Criminal Code (bribe taking on a large scale). A subordinate of his – an economist of property and land relationships department Andrey Kalashnikov – of a crime under paragraph “b” of part 3 of article 291.1 (intermediary in bribe taking on a large scale).

According to investigators, Dovgan in the period between 12 July 2012 and 25 March 2013, working as the vice-chancellor of Moscow Energy Institute issued a decision to give the right to use several of the premises owned by the Institute to ZAO SAVVA Office Service (CJSC) for a month without any formal agreement and to take a bribe of 155 thousand rubles.

Dovgan ordered his subordinate Kalashnikov to get friendly with the CEO of SAVVA Office Service and as an intermediary to get from him a bribe and give it to Dovgan. Acting on Dovgan’s instructions, on 28 March 2013, Kalashnikov, having made prearrangement, arrived at Gorod shopping mall and received 155 thousand rubles in Starbucks café. On the same day about 4 PM, Kalashnikov gave Dovgan the money in one of the Institute’s offices, after which they were apprehended by the law enforcement officers. It was found that Dovgan had received such sums from SAVVA Office Service regularly.

Investigators have put the vice-chancellor and his subordinate under the written undertaking not to leave the city. At present investigating operations and other activities are underway to find all the circumstances of the crime. Criminal investigation is ongoing.