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Court validates investigator's arrest in $3 mln bribe case

16:23 21/11/2011

MOSCOW, November 21 - RAPSI. The Moscow City Court confirmed on Monday the validity of arresting an investigator charged with taking a $3 million bribe, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.

The counsel for former investigator Nelly Dmitriyeva requested for her a non-custodial measure of restraint.

The Dmitriyeva case has caught public attention not only as a result of the amount of bribe, but also due to media reports regarding her involvement in the investigation of Sergei Magnitsky, an major investment fund's lawyer whose death in a pretrial detention center caused a public outcry.

The Interior Ministry's Investigative Department has refuted such allegations.

A Moscow district court issued on October 5 an arrest warrant for Dmitriyeva to be kept behind bars at least until November 24. The judge heeded the investigators' arguments that the suspect is a flight risk, may pressure witnesses, or obstruct the investigation because of her legal knowledge.

Dmitriyeva has been charged with attempted large-scale bribe-taking from businessman Boris Yudin, whose case she was investigating.

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16:23 21/11/2011 The Moscow City Court confirmed on Monday the validity of arresting an investigator charged with taking a $3 million bribe
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