MOSCOW, December 7 - RAPSI. The Moscow Khamovnichesky District Court has extended the arrest of two individuals involved in the Oboronservis fraud case until February 10, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/

The court upheld the investigators' motion and extended the arrest of Yekaterina Smetanova, former head of the Expert Legal Support Center, and that of her husband, Maxim Zakutaylo, the former general director of an air force warehouse in the Moscow district.

The court sanctioned their arrest on November 1.

A law enforcement officer said at the Khamovnichesky District Court hearing that investigators have reason to suspect that Smetanova may try to flee the country in a Defense Ministry plane.

It was announced in October that five fraud cases had been initiated on the sale of property, land and shares belonging to Oboronservis.

The cases were later united into a single case. The losses exceeded 3 billion rubles ($96.3 million).