Krasnodar Region judge suspected of delivering verdict in favor of bribe-giver
The Qualification Collegium allowed the initiation of criminal proceedings.
Judge of Temryuk District Court Pavel Grachev was suspected of bribery (para 1 of Article 305 CCRF) and delivering a deliberately unjust verdict (para 5 of section of Aritcle 290 CCRF). The Qualification Collegium of Judges of the Krasnodar Region agreed to allow initiating a criminal case against Grachev, the press service of the Collegium reports.
Grachev has 30 years of experience, has worked in the Temryuk District Court since 2000. The suspect pleads innocent and says that the preliminary investigation was conducted with multiple violations.
In April 2018, Grachev partially acquitted Anton Vasilishin, the former deputy head of the Temryuk District Administration. Regarding the bribery episode, he was found innocent and was sentenced to one year in a penal colony for abuse of office. The ex-official has already served this term by the time the verdict was delivered, being in a detention center and under house arrest during the preliminary investigation. Vasilishin was accused of swindling with land on the coast of the Azov Sea.