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Lawyer seen on video slapping judge in the face because case wasn’t going his way

By Mason White 11:45 AM July 20, 2014
Judge and lawyer fighting 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A lawyer was arrested on charges of assault after being caught on video slapping a judge in the face, police in Kazakhstan said.

Surveillance video of the judge’s chambers showed how the lawyer used a flyswatter to slap the judge because he was not happy with the way his case was going.

Prosecutors said that 35-year-old Evgeniy Tankov, could face up to 10 years in prison. Tankov was hired in an inheritance case.

When things did not go well for his client, he approached the judge and said: “Let us not argue the law here, we will decide this with this flyswatter.”

Tankov slapped the judge three times with the flyswatter. That is when 39-year-old Artem Ibragilov, the lawyer for the other party, punched Tankov in the face.

Tankov fought back and began punching Ibragilov. Seconds later, the judge joins in the brawl and starts to fight with Tankov as well.

Police confirmed that the lawyer was banned from practicing law, and that he was charged with assault.