MOSCOW, September 13 (RAPSI) – The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has extended detention of former Rosgosstrakh group vice-president Sergey Khachaturov, a defendant in an embezzlement case, until November 17, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.

Another defendant in the case is head of Legion Finance company, ex-shareholder of Rosgosstrakh bank Nadezhda Klepalskaya charged with embezzlement committed by an organized criminal group or the one committed on especially large scale. Currently, she is being held under house arrest.

Earlier it was reported that Khachaturov is charged with appropriation of Rosgosstrakh’s shares. Until 2017, the group of companies was controlled by the brother of the defendant Danil Khachaturov and was later transferred to Otkritie financial company. According to media reports, losses of the company that year reached over 55 billion rubles ($814.8 million).

The defendant’s attorney Alexey Melnikov told RAPSI that in fact, during a lawful stock trade, Khachaturov sold shares of Rosgosstrakh to Trust bank. The lawyer noted that the deal, found to be illegal by investigators, was supervised by the Central Bank of Russia.

In May, Khachaturov’s defense asked Russia’s ombudsman for business rights Boris Titov to provide assistance against unlawful detention and prosecution of their client.