Police detain judge after he allegedly accepted bribe in Istanbul
Nurettin Kurt – ANKARAPolice detained a judge in Ankara on April 19 on accusations that he accepted a bribe.
The head of the Istanbul Third Heavy Penal Court, identified only by the initials H.A., was detained after Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Fehmi Tosun launched an investigation upon receiving a tip off from a lawyer.
H.A. allegedly asked for 100,000 Turkish Liras to be brought to the bureau of a lawyer, identified only by the initials S.B., as a bribe for a release ruling that he previously made.
Another individual allegedly brought $50,000 to the bureau in Istanbul’s Pendik district and H.A. and S.B. were reportedly caught in the act by Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor Abdurrahman Üşenmez and police officers who detained the judge and the lawyer.