MOSCOW, October 4 (RAPSI) – A lawyer from Russia’s Krasnodar Region has been charged with fraudulent stealing 3.5 million rubles ($54,000) from a client, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

Investigators believe that the accused received the money from his client for termination of prosecution.

On June 25, the client’s wife transferred the money to the attorney’s bank account. The lawyer failed to fulfill his promise and spent the money for his own purposes, the statement reads.