Rostov lawyer prosecuted for fraud
The fifth of December it became known that attorney caught in fraud on a large scale in January 2016, the court sentenced to 2.5 years suspended sentence under article 159 of the criminal code. However, at this point unknown whether the defendant to appeal the decision in court.
In January of last year qualified lawyer from the Bar Association of the city of Rostov-on-don offered the spouse of your client service to mitigate punishment for the accused. For such service the lawyer asked for 1.5 million rubles in cash. However, after receiving the money, she did not keep his promise. After the husband of the defendant has already begun to demand their money back, the lawyer returned only 1/3 of the amount, arguing that the rest of the money is already in the court for a reduced sentence. As it became known during the investigation, the lawyer was not going to fulfill his end of the bargain and ordered a million rubles for personal purposes.
Court of the Rostov region issued a lawyer’s sentence to 2.5 years of probation, but the defendant still has time to appeal this decision. In addition, according to the court, the defendant is deprived of a lawyer’s license for two years without the right of appeal.