Judge of capital Arbitrazh Court caught on bribe of $70 thousand

Judge of capital Arbitrazh Court caught on bribe of $70 thousand
Igor Korogodov

His lawyer claims, it was " a provocation by the FSB".

The former judge of the Moscow Arbitrazh Court, Igor Korogodov, was charged under part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling on an especially large scale). Together with him a member of the Chamber of Advocates of Moscow, who is charged with part 4 of Art. 291.1 (Mediation in Bribery on an especially large scale), is convicted.

According to investigators, at the beginning of last year Korogodov recommended to the former head of one company, who is a figurant of the case, examined by his colleague judge Vadim Storublev, a lawyer who could solve his problems. In the case of bankruptcy, at the request of the bankruptcy trustee, the businessman was to be brought to subsidiary liability.

The lawyer, whom Korogodov had persuaded to play up to him in deception, had to tell the ex-director that he was personally acquainted with Storublev and that he could transfer 70 thousand dollars to him as a bribe.

In fact, Korogodov planned to appropriate this money. During the transfer of money, the accomplices were detained. As reported by Legal.Report originally Korogodov said that he intended to transfer money to his longtime friend Stobublev, but then changed his testimony and said that he originally intended to use the money "for personal enrichment."

After the detention of the judge, head of the Moscow Arbitrazh Court Sergey Chucha applied to the Qualification Board of Moscow Judges for the suspension of Korogodov's powers.

In the Supreme Court, lawyer of Korogodov Oleg Shlyakhov said that his client was framed in order to harm Storublev and the chairman of the court. In turn, the Qualification Board accused Korogodov of having twice ignored the Qualification Board meeting, where they were going to consider his issue. Korogodov did not give any explanations until January of this year. As a result, the court had to satisfy the submission of the ICR with the signature of Alexander Bastrykin, which was filed with in the spring of 2016.

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