MOSCOW, December 7 (RAPSI) – Chairman of Russia’s Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin has launched a criminal case against magistrate judge emeritus Elmira Ziganshina suspected of corruption, according to a statement released on the Investigative Committee’s website.

According to investigators, in August 2017, Ziganshina working in one of judicial districts in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, demanded through an intermediary 450,000 rubles (about $7,000) from a plaintiff in one of the civil cases she was hearing. She promised the claimant to assist in the delivering of a ruling in his favor.

In September 2017, Ziganshina and three other persons involved were arrested. Ziganshina’s accomplices pleaded guilty, the statement reads.