Ex-customs officer Aminev charged with major theft bailed out

Ex-member of the Odesa-based customs office, Denys Aminev charged with the theft of 37 containers with goods worth 140 million hryvnia (almost $5 million) was released on bail of just 1.7 million hryvnia (about $60,300).

Acting Head of the State Fiscal Service, Oleksandr Vlasov said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine news agency, Censor.NET reports.

"There is only one factor that demotivates to some extent: the person who masterminded the theft (of containers, - Ed.), Denys Aminev was cut loose on Friday (Sept. 21 - Ed.)," he said.

According to Vlasov, a bail of 1.7 million hryvnia was posted for Aminev.

"He was released on bail which is a hundred times smaller than the cost of stolen goods – 1.7 million. The goods in the stolen containers were worth 140 million hryvnia," he said.

On Aug. 8, Former chief of the State Fiscal Service, Myroslav Prodan reported the detention of former employee of the Odesa customs office, Denys Aminev on charges of involvement in the theft of containers with seized goods that had not been cleared through customs. Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kyiv subsequently ruled to place Aminev in pre-trial custody for 60 days with the right to be released on bail of 30 million hryvnia.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3088126