MOSCOW, October 16 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court upheld a lower court’s ruling to place deputy CEO of Aeroflot air carrier Vladimir Aleksandrov, who stands charged with large-scale embezzlement, in detention until November 30, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

The court dismissed an appeal filed by the defendant seeking for release from detention.

Aleksandrov has allegedly committed the crime in rendering legal services to the company in the amount at least 250 million rubles (about $4 million). From 2016 to 2017, the defendant worked in the airline’s legal department and was engaged in external legal services provided for the company at the rate of 350 euros per hour, the case papers read.

The defendant pleads not guilty.

Other defendants in the case are lawyers of the Moscow Region bar association Dina Kibets and Alexandra Slivko, and ex-employee of Aeroflot’s legal department Tatiana Davydova.