MOSCOW, August 24 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Tuesday upheld detention of Alexander Gorbatenko, the attorney of convicted ex-police colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko, in a case over bribery mediation, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

Investigators believe that from July to August 2018 the attorney was a bribery mediator between police in Khimki, a town near Moscow, and his acquaintance. The bribe was estimated at 500,000 rubles ($6,500).

Gorbatenko defended ex-police colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko sentenced to a long prison term for corruption crimes.