MOSCOW, July 17 (RAPSI) – The Moscow District Military Court on Wednesday upheld detention of the Federal Security Service (FSB) senior lieutenant Arthur Vlasov charged with assault related to robbery, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

There are seven defendants in the case including Vlasov. Two of them have been placed under house arrest; others have been detained.

According to information in the public domain, the FSB officers under the pretense of active search measures have stolen at least 136 million rubles (over $2 million) from an office of the bank Metallurg. Muscovite Alexander Yumaranov has been recognized as victim in the case.

Vlasov has pleaded guilty.