MOSCOW, September 13 (RAPSI) — The Moscow City Court on Monday ordered continued pre-trial detention for former chairman of the North Ossetia government Sergey Takoyev facing charges of embezzling more than 180 million rubles (about $2.5 million), press service of the court told RAPSI.

Takoyev is to stay in detention until October 10, 2021.

CEO of the Ossetian plant of automobile and tractor electrical equipment (OZATE OJSC) Aida Gabarayeva and Republican Tourism Minister Alan Diambekov are also defendants in this case.

Investigators allege that in 2014, the defendants and their unidentified accomplices were responsible for the conclusion of a state contract, under which the Republic purchased certain OZATE property at an inflated price.

On Monday, a higher court left Gabarayeva in custody, dismissing her appeal.