MOSCOW, May 26 (RAPSI) – Detention of two deputy chiefs of the Interior Ministry’s Investigations Department, generals of justice Alexander Biryukov and Alexander Krakovsky, was on Tuesday extended until September 1, the spokesperson of the Basmanny District Court of Moscow Irina Morozova told RAPSI.

One more defendant, senior investigator for major cases Alexander Bryantsev will also remain detained for the same term.

All the men are charged with abuse of power.

According to the investigation, the defendants illegally assisted in the release of the owner of Optima Development construction company Albert Khudoyan charged with a 2-billion-ruble embezzlement (about $30 million) from detention and placing him under house arrest.