Nizhny Novgorod swindler attorney faces trial after taking multi-million bribe
The court sentenced Nizhny Novgorod swindler attorney to a prison term for taking a multi-million bribe.
The Nizhny Novgorod court sentenced the 27 year-old attorney for breaking part 3 of Art. 30 and part 3 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling on especially large scale).
The attorney met the wife of one of his clients in a café at the Molodezhny Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, taking 950,000 rubles from her July 20, 2016, according to the investigators. He assured the woman he needs the money to bribe the Avtozavodsky District Court judge considering her husband’s case concerned with misappropriation. The attorney did not have any leverage on the judge in reality; he could not affect the sentence in any manner. He was going to misappropriate the money instead.
The police arrested the attorney during a joint operation of the Police Department and the FSB. He admitted his guilt during the investigation and was put to custody. Moreover, he was disbarred and excluded from the Kanavinsky District Attorney’s Chamber, a part of the Nizhny Novgorod Attorney’s Chamber.
The court found him guilty and sentenced to 1 year and 10 months in medium-security prison November 3. The sentence is yet to come into effect and can be appealed.
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