The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia brought charges against Pavel Grachev, judge of the Temryuksky District Court of Krasnodar Territory, in the criminal case of taking bribes on a large scale and issuing an unjust decision (Paragraph C of Part 5 of Article 290, Part 1 of Article 305 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The Judicial Collegium of the Moscow City Court, upon review of the petition by the Chairman of the Investigative Committee, chose a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest for Grachev, and the qualification panel of judges of Krasnodar Territory suspended his powers.
The investigation established that in 2011 Grachev received a bribe in the amount of 1 million rubles from the Director of the company "Invest House" Issa Pliev through the lawyer Alexander Chicherin. The money was intended for an unlawful ruling on the recognition of the purchase and sale agreement and the ownership of 67 disputed real estate objects of the liquidated fishery, including a complex of ponds with buildings and bypass channels in the Temryuksky district of the Krasnodar Territory.
Chicherin was charged with committing a crime under Paragraph B of Part 3 of Article 291.1 of the RF Criminal Code (mediation in bribery). The businessman Issa Pliev hid from the preliminary investigation and was put on the wanted list.
At present, the establishment of all the circumstances of the corruption crime committed by judge Grachev and his accomplices continues. Together with the operational units, measures are being taken to establish Pliev's whereabouts.
The Investigative Committee has a principled approach to combating corruption crimes. Not only entrepreneurs, but also persons of special legal status, who defame the reputation of state bodies by their actions, are among those involved. Examples of such criminal cases can be found in the interview by the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia to the Interfax news agency and the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.