MOSCOW, July 13 (RAPSI) — Ex-judge of the Moscow Commercial Court Igor Korogodov and attorney Alexander Mosin have received 3- and 2-years’ suspended sentence, respectively, for $70,000 fraud attempt, the press service of Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court has told RAPSI.

According to court documents and evidence presented at the trial, Korogodov offered legal assistance of attorney Alexander 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.

Earlier, the two men’s sentences were repeatedly overturned by the Moscow City Court. In 2021, the Higher Judges' Qualifications Board gave its consent to launch a new criminal case against Korogodov over attempted fraud.