A lawyer from Balti was arrested by anticorruption officers and prosecutors, while receiving $ 600 bribe for ensuring a milder punishment in a criminal case. The defender is suspected of influence peddling.

The lawyer was denounced by the defendant herself, to whom she promised a milder punishment.

The law enforcement authorities established that at the end of May 2018, the lawyer, along with an unidentified accomplice, claimed and received the money, pretending she could influence the prosecutors within the Prosecutor's Office in Balti to demand a milder sanction.

The lawyer was detained in flagrante delict on the afternoon of yesterday, June 14 for 72 hours. 

If found guilty of influence peddling, the defender risks imprisonment for up to 6 years.

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