Moscow judge Yakubaev stands down against backdrop of suspicion of taking bribe

Moscow judge Yakubaev stands down against backdrop of suspicion of taking bribe

The decision on Yakubaev’s dismissal had been made by a qualification board on April 5.

Federal judge of Moscow’s Kuzminki district court Ruslan Yakubaev who is being checked by the Investigative Committee of Russia has stood down. This has been reported to TASS by a media relations officer of the court Karina Kalenova. He filed the resignation on his own, but the decision on Yakubaev’s dismissal had been made by a qualification board on April 5.

On March 21, the Federal Security Service launched inspection into bribe taking by the judge of Moscow’s Kuzminki district court Ruslan Yakubaev. Neither the Federal Security Service, nor the Investigative Committee of Russia reported about the details. With that, media relations officer of Moscow city court Uliana Salopova clarified that the information was going to be provided in case investigation bodies would turn to the qualification board of Moscow judges to receive authorization to initiate the criminal case against the judge.

Ruslan Yakubaev was appointed the federal judge in 2014. According to preliminary data, he took the bribe on March 20.

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