Positive defense practice in cases of commercial bribery (Article 204 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation)

Client's area:
Commercial organization, executive officer
Review term:
More than 1 year
Termination of criminal proceedings against the Client
The Moscow Investigation Department for Air and Water Transport of the Moscow Interregional Transport Administration of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in 2017 opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under paragraph "a", "b"  Part 7 Art. 204 of the Criminal Code. Among others the Client of Moscow Bar Association "MAGNETAR" A.  was charged with the crime during the preliminary investigation and was brought to criminal responsibility for the commission of this crime.

During the discussion with the Client of the circumstances of the incident the Defense formed a version of his complete innocence, which was actively implemented at the preliminary investigation stage. Despite all the investigative actions taken during the preliminary investigation, the investigation failed to refute the defense version.


In relation to the Client of Moscow Bar Association "MAGNETAR" the criminal prosecution was terminated on the grounds provided for by paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Art. 24 Code of Criminal Procedure, that is, due to the absence of the crime in the actions of the Client.

Kosorukov Dmitriy Vladimirovich
Head of Criminal Law Department