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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Senior Judge Quits Over Son's Arrest

A Supreme Court judge has resigned, citing his son's arrest on suspicion of accepting bribe money in exchange for influencing a court ruling.

Alexander Karpov, deputy chairman of the Supreme Court, cited "judicial ethics" in submitting his resignation, court spokesman Pavel Odintsov said, Interfax reported. The court's qualifying panel of judges accepted Karpov's resignation, Odintsov said.

The judge's son, Vladimir Karpov, 35, was arrested in Oryol last week on suspicion of accepting 1 million rubles ($28,000) in bribe money from a local resident in exchange for guaranteeing the outcome of a ruling by the Supreme Court.

Vladimir Karpov was detained in Oryol on Feb. 7 and later placed under arrest by a court. A higher court then overturned the arrest and sent the case back to the lower court, which again ruled that he be placed in custody.