Moscow City Court prolongs detention of General Drymanov
MOSCOW, July 10 (RAPSI) - The Moscow City Court on Wednesday decided to extend detention of General Alexander Drymanov, ex-director of the Investigative Committee's Main Investigations Directorate accused of corruption, for 3 months, a RAPSI correspondent reports from the courtroom.
The request to prolong the general’s detention filed by the investigating authorities was granted. Drymanov is going be detained till 16 October 2019.
Drymanov was arrested in mid-July 2018. He stands charged with receiving two large-scale and especially large-scale bribes. The defendant pleads not guilty and calls the case fabricated.
In March 2018, Drymanov was questioned as a witness in a case against ex-chief of the Investigative Committee’s Internal Security Directorate Mikhail Maksimenko. On April 20, Maksimenko was found guilty of taking two bribes and received a 13-year prison sentence. Additionally, he was fined 165 million rubles ($2.5 million).
During interrogation the general denied alleged participation of Maksimenko in a corruption scheme.
At present, Drymanov is not employed and lives on pension, according to his personal version.