MOSCOW, October 2 (RAPSI) – A court in Simferopol has extended detention of former Crimea Republic’s vice prime minister Oleg Kazurin charged with receiving a large-scale bribe, until December 3, the court’s press-service stated on Monday.

According to investigators, between August and December 2016 Kazurin received a part of financial reward for assistance with choosing a construction company for completion of municipal contract. Allegedly the bribe was estimated at as high as 27 million rubles (about $467,000).

Earlier it was reported that Crimean authorities launched a criminal case against bribery mediator and restrained his movement.