Accused of receiving multi-million bribe Sverdlovsk judge fled abroad
The judge took advantage of a long procedure for obtaining the consent of the Judicial Qualifications Board of the Sverdlovsk region for the initiation of the criminal case.
Former judge of the Asbest Сity Сourt, the Sverdlovsk Region, Maxim Vinogradov escaped with his family abroad and declared wanted. He was in absentia charged under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking with extortion on an especially large scale), according to RIA Novosti. The judge took advantage of a long procedure for obtaining the consent of the Judicial Qualifications Board of the Sverdlovsk region for the initiation of the criminal case, because of the special legal status of Vinogradov.
According to investigators, June 24, 2016, judge Vinogradov received a bribe of 6 million rubles from the notary. For the money he had to acquit the notary, who was accused in the 18 episodes of fraud with the real estate.
Intermediaries in the transfer of money were assistant to the chairman of the same court Konstantin Zakharov and businessman Viktor Zubov. The investigation against them is ongoing, they are actively cooperating with the investigation.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.