FSB Academy official is sentenced to four years in prison for stealing and selling off the school's computer parts
A senior technician at the Federal Security Service’s Academy has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing and selling off computer parts. According to the newspaper Kommersant, warrant officer Airat Khairullin spent two years working in the FSB Academy’s foreign-languages department, where he disassembled hundreds of computers and sold the components through free classified ads on the websites Youla and Avito.
Khairullin managed to dismantle more than 500 computer towers, selling off 430 processors and 505 RAM modules for a total of 7.3 million rubles ($114,320). Khairullin says he planned to bet the money and use some of the winnings to replace the stolen goods, but luck failed him.
Later, Khairullin nevertheless took out a loan to buy 25 processors to replace the stolen hardware. After compensating some of the damages, he then returned to dismantling and selling off the academy’s computer equipment. In the fall of 2018, Khairullin confessed to the charges, saying that he spent all the money he made in this scheme on his family.