MOSCOW, August 17 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Monday extended detention of businessman Vasily Boiko-Veliky until November 19 in the Credit-Express bank embezzlement case as investigators requested, his attorney Igor Zuber told RAPSI.

Zuber added that the decision would be appealed and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) would be notified of the rights violations. 

According to the Investigative Committee, other defendants in the case along with the businessman are bank director Alla Kabanova, chief accountant Maria Antonova and four other employees of Credit-Express Anastasia Novotnaya, Egor Pikhtin, Elena Chuyeva and Natalya Tsipinova.

They have allegedly embezzled over 180 million rubles ($2.8 million) and $929,000. Investigators have detected 31 counts of embezzlement, the statement reads.

Moreover, investigators are checking facts of withdrawal of assets by granting unsecured and loss loans to legal entities, according to the news release.

Boiko-Veliky pleads not guilty.