Russian lawyer’s prison sentence for attempted embezzlement quashed
MOSCOW, June 29 (RAPSI) – The Kostroma Regional Court has overturned sentence given to attorney Vladimir Zubkov for attempted embezzlement and falsification of documents, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The case has been forwarded to a lower court for reconsideration. The defendant has been released on travel restrictions.
In September 2019, the lawyer was found guilty of attempted embezzlement and evidence tampering and received 4 years in prison. The court found that Zubkov attempted to steal 1.5 million rubles ($21,500 at the current exchange rate) from his client with the use of forged documents. The defendant pleaded not guilty.