In Krasnoyarsk attorney arrested for attempting to transfer 2mln rubles bribe as intermediary

In Krasnoyarsk attorney arrested for attempting to transfer 2mln rubles bribe as intermediary
Olga Ganyushkina

The FSB operatives detained Olga Ganyushkina on receiving money from the relatives of her client.

Olga Ganyushkina, a member of the First Krasnoyarsk Krai Bar Association, was detained on February 8 by FSB officers on suspicion of mediating a bribe on a particularly large scale, the Krasnoyarsk Krai Main Investigative Department of the ICR reported. 

The preliminary investigation established that between the defendants for drug trafficking on a large scale and an official of one of the district courts of the city, an agreement was reached on the transfer of a bribe in the amount of 2 million rubles ($30,550) for issuing a lighter sentence. Lawyer Olga Ganyushkina, according to investigators, acted as an intermediary. 

She was detained on Friday while receiving money from a relative of the defendant. During the interrogation, she confessed. A criminal case was initiated against a lawyer under Part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Mediation in bribery, committed on a large scale).

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