MOSCOW, July 10 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – The Moscow City Court on Monday upheld refusal to seize apartment belonging to Gennady Lopyrev charged with taking a grand bribe, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.

Therefore, a prosecutor’s appeal against the May 10 ruling of the Basmanny District Court of Moscow was dismissed. The court forfeited 6.7 million rubles ($111,000) owned by the General but refused to seize his apartment in St. Petersburg.

Lopyrev was arrested on November 25, 2016, following an internal check conducted in the FSO units in the Caucasus region. Later in the evening, the 94th Garrison Military Court ruled to put him in jail.

Investigators claim that Lopyrev took bribes from businessmen for protection during signing and execution of government contracts on construction and repair works. He pleaded not guilty.

Russian media outlets reported earlier that the case may be connected with the construction of the Olympic venues in Sochi.