MOSCOW, March 17 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Presnensky District Court on Wednesday detained President of the Security Promoting Foundation Andrey Pershin on charges of attempted fraud on a large scale until May 4, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Reportedly, the accused has attempted to receive 24 million rubles (about $330,000) from a businessman for alleged assistance in the adjudication in the matter of dismissal of prosecution of the latter.

The Security Promoting Foundation was founded over 20 years ago. Its employees are retired law enforcement officials. The organization renders legal and practical assistance to individuals and companies.