Lawyer caught in bribery threw 2.5 million rubles out of his car
A lawyer caught red-handed for taking a bribe in Kuban tried to escape from the FSB officers in a car, throwing 2.5 million rubles out of the window on his way.
The following details of the incident are available. The legal advocate was defending a woman charged with financial crime. By contacting her mother he offered her mediation in passing a bribe to an official in the court in exchange for a reduced sentence, specifying the amount of 2.5 million rubles.
The woman appealed to the law enforcement agencies, who planned an operation to arrest the bribe taking lawyer.
However, immediately after the transfer of funds, he fled the scene in his car getting rid of the money on his way while escaping from the FSB officers, who tried to detain him. Eventually, the law enforcement officers managed to detain him.
According to the press service of the ICR Investigations Directorate for the Krasnodar Region, a criminal case was instituted against the member of the Regional Chamber of Lawyers.
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