Positive defense practice in cases of corruption (Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation)

Client's area:
Public service
Review term:
More than 1 year
Termination of criminal proceedings against the Client.
In 2016, the investigative unit of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on the subject opened a criminal case against a Client of Moscow Bar Association "MAGNETAR", who was an official of the tax authority, on grounds of a crime, provided for by paragraph."b", Part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code.

The initial task of the lawyer was to develop protection tactics taking into account the specifics of the case, collecting as much detailed and reliable information from the Client as possible and the results of the operational-search activity from the investigation. After analyzing the materials of the criminal case, the lawyer, together with the Client, developed a version of the latter’s non-involvement in the crime incriminated to him.


With regard to the Client of   Moscow Bar Association   "MAGNETAR" the criminal prosecution was terminated on the grounds provided for in paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Article 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, that is, due to the absence of corpus delicti in the actions of the Client.

Kosorukov Dmitriy Vladimirovich
Head of Criminal Law Department