Ukrainian Anti-Graft Prosecutor Indicts Ex Tax Service Chief

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Ukrainian prosecutors sent on Friday their indictment against former tax chief and close confidant of President Petro Poroshenko to court, claiming he abused his office and forged documents related to US$ 75 million in tax evasion.

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office suspects that former State Fiscal Service Chief Roman Nasirov illegally allowed companies linked to fugitive ex lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko, to delay tax payments linked to a gas deal, the Kyev Post reported.

Nasirov was arrested on March 2 before being released on a US$ 3.7 million bail five days later.

After finishing a three month-long pre-trial investigation, the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office said on its Facebook page that “the defense has not provided evidence that would suggest the need to change the legal status away from criminal offenses, and moreover, towards the closure of criminal proceedings.”

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