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Nasirov takes up office as Head of State Fiscal Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

The District Administrative Court of Kyiv recognized the dismissal of Roman Nasirov illegal
18:27, 27 December 2018

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Roman Nasirov has taken up office as the Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine as Ukrainian News reported.

According to the order of the State Fiscal Service, Nasirov has taken up office from December 27.

Ukrainian News

Earlier, Regional Administrative Court of Kyiv ruled to reinstate Roman Nasirov as Head of the State Fiscal Service. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine plans to appeal against the court’s decision.

Related: Ukraine's SAP office to file for Nasirov’s removal from post of State Fiscal Service head

The government decree that ruled to fire Nasirov appeared on January 31.

In November 2017, the Specialized Anti-Prosecution Prosecutor's Office passed the indictment against Nasirov. The investigation found out that he was involved in corrupt acts in the gas extraction area; the case is related to the figure of Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who created a corrupt scheme. 

The investigation of the said gas case by the NABU began in December 2015. According to the prosecution, the members of the criminal organization unlawfully acquired $59 million through selling natural gas over the period from January 2013 to June 2016. Ukrgazvydobuvannya company lost over $27 million as a result. The investigation established that 29 people were involved in this case. Seven of them are on the wanted list, including Onyshchenko. 12 indictments against 18 people were submitted to the court and seven of them have already been found guilty.

Related: State Fiscal Service does not get court decision on reinstatement of Nasirov

The court even sentenced him to 60 days in prison, but Nasirov was bailed out quickly. The sum of the bail exceeded 36,000 U.S. dollars.

The media reported that Nasirov has two passports, the Ukrainian and the British ones.

Nasirov runs for the presidency in 2019; however, no think-tank or political scientist considers his odds high.

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