The investigation into the case of the ex-head of the tax office of Ukraine, Roman Nasirov, has been completed - the case has been sent to court

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Roman Nasirov received a bribe of more than UAH 722 million as the head of the Federal Tax Service of Ukraine

Prosecutors of the SAP (Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office) referred the case of the former Head of the SFS of Ukraine Roman Nasirov and his adviser to the court - official sites of both clubs report in the department.

Materials NABU's pre-trial investigation established that during 2015-2016 head of the Federal Tax Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov received for his own benefit and for the benefit of third parties more than UAH 722 million in illegal benefits for VAT reimbursement in the interests of agricultural holding companies, controlled businessman Oleg Bakhmatyuk, in the amount of more than UAH 3,2 billion. NABU detectives note that this is the largest amount ever documented by law enforcement officers.

The investigation began back in 2017, but due to the fact that the transfer of bribes took place by transferring funds between non-resident companies using foreign bank accounts, it took a long time to communicate with the competent authorities of other countries.

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The actions of the former head of the SFS of Ukraine, Roman Nasirov, are qualified under part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, his adviser - under Part 5 of Art. 27, Part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The indictment has been sent to the VACS for review on the merits.

However reported, that the materials related to the owner of the agricultural holding, Oleg Bakhmatyuk, who is suspected of committing a criminal offense, provided for in Part 4 of Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the prosecutor allocated to a separate proceeding, in which the suspect's defense is currently reviewing the materials of the pre-trial investigation.

Case details: Roman Nasirov received 5,5 million dollars. USA for reimbursement of over UAH 540 million VAT in August 2015 and over EUR 21 million for reimbursement of almost 2,7 billion VAT from February 2015 to August 2016. Roman Nasirov received the "fee for services", which, on average, amounted to about 20% of the amount of refunded VAT, to the account of a foreign company controlled by him, as well as companies controlled by his close person and adviser, through other foreign "pad" companies.

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At the same time, part of the illegal profit was formed directly from the funds of the budget VAT refund and converted into foreign currency. NABU and SAP have evidence, that the head of the Federal Tax Service lobbied for priority payment of VAT to Oleg Bakhmatyuk's companies, instead he refused budget compensation to other companies that had the right to do so. This, in turn, led to lawsuits by such companies and their collection from the state budget, in addition to the stated amounts of budget compensation, at least 2 million UAH in fines.

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