MOSCOW, April 4 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened against a magistrate judge emeritus suspected of receiving bribes, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports Thursday.

According to investigators, the retired peace justice allegedly committed 23 counts abuse of office and corruption crimes.

Investigators believe that the woman acting as a magistrate judge of one of the judicial districts in the city of Saratov received bribes for delivering rulings on declaration of title to properties in favor of certain persons from 2011 to 2014.