MOSCOW, October 11 (RAPSI) – Investigators have asked the Basmanny District Court of Moscow to detain a vice-president on special-purpose aviation of the United Aircraft Corporation Sergey Gerasimov as part of a large-scale fraud case, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.

According to investigators, Gerasimov should be detained until December 9. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The United Aircraft Corporation was established in 2006 for the purpose of preservation and development of scientific and production potential of Russia’s aviation construction industry as ensuring the country’s safety. Today, the corporation is composed of about 30 entities with its activity being focused on the production of military goods for Russia’s Defense Ministry and foreign contractors.