Cabinet sacks suspended chief taxman Nasirov

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers removed State Fiscal Service Chief Roman Nasirov from office. The senior official had earlier been suspended over corruption allegations.

As reported by Censor.NET, the corresponding decision was made at a government meeting on Jan. 31. 

"We submitted the motion on Nasirov’s dismissal to the relevant government commission. The commission gave its conclusion and we must now take a decision," Ukraine’s PM Hroisman said.

March 2, 2017, NABU and SAP agents arrived at Feofania hospital to serve an indictment for criminal offence against Ukraine's chief taxman Roman Nasirov. The doctors barred the investigators and prosecutor from entering the ward saying Nasirov had allegedly suffered a heart attack. SAP head Nazar Kholodnytskyi said the decision to launch procedural activities into the case was made due to possible Nasirov's departure abroad and elimination of evidence. A video footage of Nasirov being served an indictment in Feofania hospital has been posted online.

SAP accuses Nasirov of taking unreasonable decisions on restructuring rental fees for the extraction of minerals, which helped Ukraine's fugitive MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko implement corruption schemes he is being charged with. This had led to 2 billion hryvnia damage to the state ($74 million). Onyshchenko said the investigation would "prove nothing: there were no money in my relations with Nasirov."

Later, NABU said it was preparing a bail hearing inquiry regarding Nasirov. The detainee's lawyers say that Nasirov's health deteriorated and he underwent another surgery. SAP head Kholodnytskyi said he doubted Nasirov's diagnosis.

March 3, 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine suspended Nasirov from office pending investigation. Myroslav Prodan was appointed acting head of the State Fiscal Service.

Nasirov said in an interview he had cooperated with the investigation since mid-2016.

Tax and customs service chief Roman Nasirov was first taken to the courtroom on March 4, 2017.

March 16, 2017, Nasirov was released from custody after his spouse and father-in-law posted a 100 million hryvnia ($3.7 million) bail.

June 26, 2017, Solomianskyi court prolonged the obligations imposed on former State Fiscal Service head Roman Nasirov for the investigation period. Nasirov is obliged not to leave Kyiv and not to change his place of residence without informing law enforcers. He was forced to give away his international passport and restrain communication with the case witnesses. He is obliged to show up as summoned by a detective, a prosecutor, or the court.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3047670