Vologda Region lawyer gets 3-year suspended term for $14k fraud attempt
MOSCOW, August 11 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s Vologda has given a 3-year suspended sentence to a regional lawyer for attempt to fraudulently receive 1 million rubles (abut $14,000) from a client, the press service of the Investigative Committee’s regional directorate reports.
The attorney has been found guilty of attempted fraud. He has been additionally sentenced to a 2-year probation after release.
According to the investigation, in April 2019, the defendant rendered legal assistance to a man checked by police over fraud report. The attorney told the client that he could help stop the check and provide dismissal of a criminal case initiation for 1 million rubles.