MOSCOW, July 20 (RAPSI) – The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has registered an appeal against detention of ex-director of the Investigative Committee's Main Investigations Directorate Alexander Drymanov charged with corruption crimes, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.

The date of the appeal’s review has not been set yet.

Earlier, the court detained Drymanov until September 12. The defendant is charged with receiving two large and especially large bribes.

In March, 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 ($2.8 million).

Drymanov during interrogation denied alleged participation of Maksimenko in a corruption scheme.

During the court hearings, Drymanov said that he is no longer employed and lives on pension.