MOSCOW, December 11 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling extending detention for entrepreneur Marina Dyukova, an alleged accomplice of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s (FSIN) ex-Deputy chief Oleg Korshunov, charged with large scale embezzlement.

Dyukova is charged with attempted embezzlement by an organized group or on an especially large scale. Earlier, her detention has been extended until February 13, 2018. Korshunov will stay in detention until the same day as well.

According to investigation, Korshunov organized conclusion of two government contracts on delivery of fuels and lubricants and food products at an overvalued price between 2015 and 2016. Actions of Korshunov and his accomplices allegedly caused a 160-million-ruble damage (about $3 million) to the FSIN.

The defendant has pleaded not guilty.

Korshunov was appointed to the post of FSIN deputy head in March 2014. He has been bestowed the rank of Full State Counsellor 2nd Class of the Russian Federation.

In October, President Vladimir Putin relieved Korshunov of his post.