MOSCOW, September 25 (RAPSI) - The Moscow City Court has extended until November 30 the house arrest for Andrey Pushkarev, brother of ex-Vladivostok mayor, in bribery case, the court’s press office told RAPSI on Monday.

The court granted a motion filed by investigators to extend the defendant’s house arrest for two months.

Investigators believe that between 2009 and 2016, then mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev «from mercenary or other personal motives» organized the acquisition by «Roads of Vladivostok» of a large volume of construction materials from the group of companies Vostokcement allegedly controlled by his relatives. Construction materials have been allegedly purchased at inflated prices. Pushkarev has received upwards of 75 million rubles ($1.3 million at the current exchange rate) for this.

In total, Vostokcement received over 1.2 billion rubles (about $21 million) for the delivered construction materials while Pushkarev’s relatives received dividends in the amount of more than 500 million rubles ($8.7 million), according to the Investigative Committee.

Pushkerev has been removed from his post by court order.