MOSCOW, November 1 (RAPSI) - The investigation into the case of Oboronservis, a holding company under the Russian Defense Ministry's control involving former official Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, has been extended until March 2014, Vasilyeva's lawyer Khasan Borokov told RAPSI on Friday.
Russia's Investigative Committee reported earlier that Vasilyeva and Alexander Yelkin, former CEO of Slavyankah Holding company, have begun to familiarize themselves with the case materials.
It is also possible that another case against Vasilyeva was opened, Borokov said. The lawyer filed a request asking the investigators to inform his client if a new case has been initiated.
Vasilyeva has been charged as part of a fraud case involving the illegal sales of property, land and shares belonging to the subsidiaries of the state-run Oboronservis holding company. She faces up to six years in prison.
In late October, Vasilyeva's apartment was searched during an investigation into the sale of state property at prices below their market value. Investigators seized antiques, jewelry, and 3 million rubles ($93,528).
Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was dismissed amid the corruption scandal, which ensued in November 2012, in order to ensure the impartiality of the criminal investigation. He has so far been summoned for questioning as a witness in embezzlement cases linked to Oboronservis defense property services company.
Oboronservis comprises service companies involved in armaments and military vehicle repair and maintenance, construction materials and food production, power facilities operation, cartography and printing goods production, and housing management services for military towns.