Detention of Defense Ministry’s auditor charged with bribery upheld
MOSCOW, August 15 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has upheld detention of Director of the Russian Defense Ministry’s state contract audit department Maxim Kuksin, who stands charged with taking bribes, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The defendant’s appeal has been dismissed. He will remain in detention until September 17.
According to investigators, Kuksin has received at least 11 million rubles ($163,000) in bribes. He could face up to 15 years if convicted.