The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, with the consent of the Higher Qualification Collegium of Judges of the Russian Federation, initiated a criminal case against the former chairman of the Oktyabrsky District Court of Krasnodar Gennady Bayrak on large-scale fraud and abuse of authority. Investigation of the probe is entrusted to the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
According to investigation, in 2021 Bayrak illegally demanded 2.3 million rubles from his acquaintance. To do this, he prepared a statement of claim on behalf of a lawyer to recover funds allegedly for legal services rendered and to take interim measures in the form of arresting the victim's household. Then he demanded that the employees of the court headed by him accept the statement of claim and distributed it to the judge, who seized the victim's household.
The illegal activities of Bayrak were suppressed during collaborative activities of investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia and officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia.
Bayrak was detained and charged with committing offenses under Part 3 of Article 30, Part 4 of Article 159 (attempted swindling on an especially large scale) and Part 2 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of Russia (abuse of authority by a person holding state office). He partially admitted his guilt during interrogation.
The investigation seeks from court the pre-trial custody for Bayrak.
The investigative actions aimed to consolidate evidence of Bayrak's guilt of the said offenses are carried out in terms of the probe.