Prison sentence of ex-Moscow judge and attorney in $70k fraud case vacated
MOSCOW, June 25 (RAPSI) - The Moscow City Court on Tuesday overturned sentence of ex-judge of the Moscow Commercial Court Igor Korogodov and attorney Alexander Mosin for attempted $70,000 fraud, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
The sentence was reversed on procedural grounds. The defendants were ordered to be immediately released from detention.
Korogodov and Mosin were convicted and sentenced to 5.5 and 3 years in penal colony respectively in December 2018.
According to investigation, in January 2016, Korogodov offered legal assistance of Mosin to a former director of one of firms in a bankruptcy case. He promised the businessman that the lawyer could assist in the further delivery of a ruling in his favor. The judge asked $70,000 for his help.
The defendants were arrested when receiving the money. It was found that Korogodov and Mosin planned to spend $70,000 in their discretion.