MOSCOW, November 12 - RAPSI. The Moscow City Court has ruled to release former Roasatom CEO Yevgeny Yevstratov on a 5 million ruble ($158,220) bail, his attorney Alexander Gofshteyn told RAPSI on Monday.

He said Yevstratov, who is accused of embezzling almost 50 million rubles ($1.58 million), will be released from the investigative isolation ward as soon as the money is sent to the court's account.

Gofshteyn said an investigator requested not to release his defendant during the hearing, but the prosecutor said he sees no legal basis to continue keeping Yevstratov in custody.

The investigators maintain that Yevstratov acted in collusion with several directors who were responsible for nuclear power facility engineering at federal enterprises.

Yevstratov had three alleged accomplices, one of whom agreed to cooperate with the investigation, and was then released on his own recognizance.

The case has been under investigation since mid-2010.

Yevstratov was interrogated on several occasions as a witness. As a result, he said, he left his position at Rosatom in April 2011.

According to its website, Rosatom incorporates over 250 enterprises and scientific institutions, including all civil nuclear companies in Russia, nuclear weapons complex facilities, and research organizations, and the world's only nuclear-propelled fleet.