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MOSCOW, February 21 (Itar-Tass) —— The investigation into the suspected taking of a bribe by Moscow city police department detective Nelli Dmitriyeva has been extended until May 24, the lawyer of another suspect, Vladimir Zherebensky, told Itar-Tass.
He said the Moscow Presnensky District Court had also extended the custody of his client until May 24.
“The court upheld the detective’s demand to extend the custody of my client, but we would appeal it at the Moscow City Court as illegal and unfounded,” the lawyer said.
It was reported earlier in the day that Dmitriyeva charged with taking a $3 million bribe had been released from custody on her own recognizance for health reasons.
“A detective confirmed today that Dmitriyeva had been released on her own recognizance due to her bad health,” the lawyer said.
Doctors confirmed that Dmitryeva was seriously ill, he noted.
Dmitriyeva was taken into custody in early October 2011 on suspicion of taking a bribe equivalent to $3 million. The Moscow department of the Russian Investigation Committee brought the charge on October 5.
“In the opinion of investigators, Dmitriyeva took a bribe of $3 million for dropping contraband charges. She received the bribe via her acquaintances. Representatives of the suspect received from a smuggler 50,000 euros, $1,000 and fake money in euros and dollars to a sum equivalent to almost 50 million rubles on August 23,” the Investigation Committee said earlier.
Maxim Kagansky, a suspected accomplice to the crime, was detained in a rented apartment in Novosibirsk on January 17. He was charged with mediating a bribe. He pleaded not guilty and called the criminal case a provocation against Dmitriyeva.