MOSCOW, October 5 (RAPSI) – The First Appeals Court of General Jurisdiction will hear an appeal against extended detention of businessman Vasily Boiko-Veliky in the Credit-Express bank embezzlement case on October 6, his defense attorney Igor Zuber told RAPSI on Monday.

The lawyer added that he also turned to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

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.