MOSCOW, September 16 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia has upheld the Higher Judges' Qualifications Board’s decision to launch a new criminal case against ex-judge of the Moscow Commercial Court Igor Korogodov, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.

The court has thus dismissed Korogodov’s lawsuit against the Board’s decision.

In July, the Higher Judges' Qualifications Board gave its consent to open an attempted fraud case against the former judge.

Earlier, the Moscow City Court repeatedly overturned sentences against him in a case over attempts to embezzle $70,000.

Investigators claimed that in January 2016, Korogodov offered legal assistance of attorney Alexander Mosin to a former director of one of firms in a bankruptcy case. He promised the businessman that the lawyer could assist in the further delivery of a ruling in his favor. The judge asked $70,000 for his help.

The defendants were arrested when receiving the money. It was found that Korogodov and Mosin planned to spend $70,000 in their discretion.