The Moscow city court upheld the extension of house arrest Ulyukayev

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobabble Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev during the meeting of the Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow. 16 Aug 2017The Moscow city court upheld the extension of house arrest Ulyukayev© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The Moscow city court on Wednesday upheld the decision to extend the house arrest of ex-Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, who is accused of bribery, until January 27, 2018, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

Previously the Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow extended by six months house arrest former official during the pendency of the criminal case.

The speaker is not guilty, he faces up to 15 years in prison. He became the first in the modern history of Russia, the Federal Minister arrested for corruption. Under version SK the Russian Federation, received the ex-Minister a bribe of $ 2 million was intended for the issuance by the Ministry of economic development of the conclusion, which allowed Rosneft to acquire the government’s stake in Bashneft.

Earlier ex-the Minister said that during the detention under house arrest, he lost 14 pounds.