Audit Chamber inspector arrested on suspicion of $1.4 mln bribe

Other News Materials 20 September 2007 00:11 (UTC +04:00)

( RIA Novosti ) - Russia's Audit Chamber said Wednesday one of its employees has been detained on suspicion of receiving a one million euro ($1.4 million) bribe.

Earlier reports said that the suspect, Yury Gaidukov, was an officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) assigned to the Audit Chamber. However, the FSB denied that Gaidukov was its employee.

A spokesman for the Moscow District Military Court said Gaidukov's defense lawyers have appealed against the arrest warrant to a higher court.