MOSCOW, September 21 - RAPSI. The Prosecutor General's Office refused to approve the indictment in the case of former Moscow regional prosecutor Vladimir Glebov, who is accused of abuse of power in the infamous gambling scandal, Glebov's attorney told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).

The court also sent the materials for further investigation, he added.

Uncovered several months ago, the high-profile Moscow region illegal casino scandal incited a public uproar. Businessman Ivan Nazarov allegedly operated illegal casinos in 15 towns across the region. According to law enforcement authorities, several high-ranking officials of regional prosecutor's offices and the Interior Ministry were involved in the casino operation, which generated $5 million to $10 million in revenue monthly.

Earlier, the attorney told RAPSI that the investigators completed the preliminary hearings into Glebov's case and submitted the indictment for approval to the Prosecutor General's Office.

The former prosecutor was kept in custody and was accused of accepting bribes.

Glebov admitted his partial guilt. He was subsequently charged with abuse of power. He was released from custody under his own recognizance.