MOSCOW, March 26 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Regional Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s ruling ordering detention of the former first deputy chief of the Russian State Geological Company (Rosgeo) Ruslan Gorring charged with fraud until May 7, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Gorring was arrested in Moscow’s Vnukovo airport in early March.

According to investigators, in 2011, ex-official, who then had another surname, was a defendant in a large-scale fraud case. However, he escaped after was charged and released under travel restrictions. He also changed his surname.

Nevertheless, later, he managed to make it to the upper post in Rosgeo wherefrom he was dismissed in late January after a scandalous video with Gorring talking obscenities and revealing his sexual relations with subordinates was released on the Internet.

The defendant could face up to 10 years behind bars if convicted.