MOSCOW, October 18 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office filed an appeal seeking to overturn a court ruling dismissing a detention plea and ordering the rector of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka) Sergey Zuyev to be put under house arrest in a 21-million-ruble (about $300,000) embezzlement case, RAPSI was told in the Tverskoy District Court on Tuesday. 

Zuyev is still a suspect in the case.

In late September, during the investigation, ex-employees of the Fund for New Forms of Education Development Maxim Inkin and Eugeny Zak as well as executive director of Shaninka Christina Kryuchkova were detained for two months in this case.

Former Deputy Education Minister and Sberbank vice-president Marina Rakova initially escaped but was arrested and put in detention on October 6 as well as her partner Artur Stetsenko, the common-law husband of Rakova and CEO of the Federal State Autonomous Institution "The Fund for New Forms of Education Development. 

According to investigators, in 2019, Rakova, then Deputy Minister of Education, Stetsenko and other defendants were involved in large-scale embezzlement from the Fund during the execution of education state contracts.