Tambov former judge gets 7.5 years in jail for bribery
Sergey Suchkov was accused of taking a bribe in the amount of 200 thousand rubles ($3.500) for delaying the trial. Head of the Russian Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin initiated the criminal prosecution of the arbitration judge.
The former arbitrator of the Tambov region Sergey Suchkov was given 7.5 years of a strict-regime colony for bribery.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, Sergey Suchkov took a bribe in March 2016 for verdicts on an old lawsuit between SU-5 Zhilstroy LLC and Zhilstroy OJSC on a debt of 8 million rubles ($142.000). Suchkov offered Zhilstroy JSC to delay debt collection in return for 200 thousand rubles. Having received the bribe, the judge fulfilled his promise the next day. Suchkov was planning to get another 100 thousand rubles from the construction firm for refusing to secure the claim. Zhilstroy did not like the idea of a second bribe tranche and reported on the bribe-taker.
"The evidence collected <...> is recognized by the court as sufficient to sentence the former judge of the Arbitration Court. He was found guilty of committing crimes <...> Bribe-Taking (part 5 of Article 290), Attempted Bribe-Taking (part 1 of Article 30, part 4 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code), the report says.
Suchkov was taken into custody in the courtroom right after the verdict was announced.
We should add that Head of the Russian Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin initiated the criminal prosecution of the arbitration judge in autumn 2016. Higher Judges’ Qualification Board (VKKS) agreed to prosecute the servant of justice.
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