MOSCOW, June 8 (RAPSI) - A Russian court on Friday ordered Oleg Mitvol, a former official of Russia’s environment agency Rosprirodnadzor, to be kept in custody until July 24 on charges of large-scale fraud.

The Krasnoyarsk regional court provided no further details of the case.

According to the TASS report, Mitvol is suspected of embezzling over 900 million rubles (about $15.5 million at the current exchange rate) during the construction of metro in the city of Krasnoyarsk. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Mitvol held the post of deputy head of Rosprirodnadzor agency from 2004 until 2009. He then served as prefect for Moscow's Northern Administrative District from July 2009 until October 2010. He has been chairman of the board of the Krasnoyarsk Trust for Engineering and Construction Surveys since 2018. The company won a contract to take part in the construction of the Krasnoyarsk metro in 2019.