MOSCOW, January 20 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Wednesday upheld the detention of former head of Russian Defense Ministry’s department of government contract audit, who stands charged with attempting to take a grand bribe, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

Dmitriy Nedobor will remain in jail until March 15.

A bribery case was launched against an organized group involving the Defense Ministry officials from the department of government contract audit. Alleged accomplices of Nedobor, Gennady Bauman and Irina Kuznetsova, have been arrested along with him and placed in custody. Their detention was extended until March 15 as well.

The department of government contract audit conducts expertize of government contracts’ expenses, sets their prices, analyzes the prices of the bought equipment.

Nedobor, 38, reportedly became a head of the department in January, 2015. Before that he was an employee of the Finance Ministry where he worked for ten years. Nedobor held a position of a head deputy at the military contract budget policy department.