MOSCOW, November 9 (Itar-Tass) — The Moscow City Court on Wednesday upheld the arrest in absentia of former employee of the Interior Ministry's central office, who currently heads a Moscow construction company. Maxim Kagansky is a suspect in the case over a three-million-dollar bribe taken by investigator Nelli Dmitriyeva.
Kagansky's whereabouts are unknown. The court thereby turned down the petition of the lawyers who had asked to overturn the ruling by Moscow district Presnya court which had selected custody as the measure of restraint for Kagansky.
According to the investigator, Kagansky mediated the handover of the bribe to investigator Dmitriyeva. The investigation has no information about Kagansky's possible whereabouts.