Alexander Aseev brought a cottage for 46 million rubles. on daughter
In Novosibirsk, the Sovetsky District Court recognized the former chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Alexandra Aseeva guilty of fraud and sentenced him to four years probation, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom. This decision was made by the judge. Anna Panova. She also fined the academician 0.5 million rubles.
The court returned to the state the cottage, which became the subject of an investigation, which, according to the court and the investigation, the defendant received for official use and then privatized.
After the guilty verdict in the case of fraud, he told reporters that he was counting on an acquittal and intends to appeal against it “in all instances”, as he considers the verdict illegal, unreasonable and unfair. “We will prepare an appeal, there will probably not be the first instance, there will be a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. So we will still fight”he added.
The prosecution asked the court to find the academician guilty under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud committed using his official position on an especially large scale) and sentence him to five years of suspended imprisonment with a probationary period of 3 years with a fine of 500 thousand rubles. The defense asked him to be acquitted.
According to the investigation, in 2009-2010, Aseev, while holding the post of chairman of the SB RAS, convinced the members of the presidium of the SB RAS to reconstruct and provide him with a cottage for official use – as a representative residence. After an expensive repair, Aseev entered into rental agreements for this residential premises in 2013, and in 2015, by submitting false documents to the Sovetsky District Court of Novosibirsk, he privatized the property in favor of his daughter, who lived at that time in France, according to the case file. The academician himself, according to the investigation, had no right to improve his living conditions.
The criminal case against Aseev was initiated in September 2020. The investigation estimated the damage to the state at almost 46 million rubles.
Earlier, Aseev also repeatedly declared his innocence.
Aseev headed the SB RAS in 2008-2017.
The defender added that the investigation kept silent about the fact that the Aseev couple donated an expensive apartment to the state. The lawyer drew attention to the fact that in 2014-2015 scientists and members of their families privatized 30 office cottages and 53 office apartments in the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok. No one, except for the Aseev spouses, says the defender, did not give anything to the state during the privatization of cottages and apartments.
Alexander Aseev headed the Novosibirsk Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences for 15 years. He is a specialist in atomic structure, electronic properties and diagnostics of semiconductor systems. He was elected Chairman of the SB RAS twice: in 2008 and 2013. In the fall of 2017, Alexander Aseev did not agree with the choice of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who recommended Valentin Parmon for the post of the future head, who eventually headed the SB RAS.