MOSCOW, September 20 (RAPSI) - The Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow on Friday extended the time under house arrest of former Defense Ministry official Yevgeniya Vasilyeva involved in the case of Oboronservis until November 23, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Vasilyeva has been charged as part of the fraud case involving the illegal sales of property, land and shares belonging to the subsidiaries of the state-run Oboronservis holding company. She faces up to six years in prison.
In late October, Vasilyeva's apartment was searched during an investigation into the sale of state property at prices below their market value. Investigators seized antiques, jewelry and 3 million rubles ($94,969).
Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was dismissed amid a loud corruption scandal ensued in November 2012 to ensure the impartiality of the criminal investigation. He has so far been summoned for questioning as a witness in embezzlement cases linked to Oboronservis defense property services company.
Oboronservis comprises service companies involved in armaments and military vehicle repair and maintenance, construction materials and food production, power facilities operation, cartography and printing goods production, and housing management services for military towns.