MOSCOW, May 24 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Monday extended detention two former deputy chiefs of the Interior Ministry’s Investigations Department, generals of justice Alexander Biryukov and Alexander Krakovsky, until June 15, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

One more defendant, senior investigator for major cases Alexander Bryantsev will also remain detained for the same term.

All the men are charged with abuse of power.

According to the investigation, the defendants illegally assisted in the release of the owner of Optima Development construction company Albert Khudoyan charged with a 2-billion-ruble embezzlement (about $30 million) from detention and placing him under house arrest.