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Criminal case opened in Bishkek against judge who acquitted fraudster

The Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan opened a criminal case against the former chairperson of the Sverdlovsk District Court of Bishkek under the articles: abuse of official position and making a knowingly unjust sentence, verdict or other judicial decision of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The press service of the supervisory authority reported.

In August 2016, the judge illegally issued a decision in absentia on a civil case against a citizen of China, granting his claim for recovery of the amount. The lawsuit was registered retroactively.

«A criminal case was earlier opened against a citizen of China under the article fraud, he was wanted. The judge did not study all the circumstances of the case and, in order to relieve the claimant from criminal responsibility, ruled in his favor. The criminal case was sent to the Investigation Department of the State Committee for National Security,» the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.