SAPO hands indictment to Nasirov, will pass it to court
The Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) has approved and handed to the dismissed head of the State Fiscal Service (SFS) of Ukraine Roman Nasirov, another person involved in the case - an employee of the SFS, as well as their defenders, an indictment in criminal proceedings on suspicion of committing a crime.
"The specialized anti-corruption prosecutor's office confirmed the indictment in criminal proceedings on the suspicion of the Ukrainian citizen, the dismissed head of the SFS of Ukraine, as well as the head of the department of the SFS of Ukraine, they today have handed over to the suspects and their defenders. The same indictment will be sent to the court," the SAPO press service said on its Facebook page on Friday afternoon.
It is noted in the published information that the procedural executives in the case, which are the SAPO's prosecutors, "are sure that there is indisputable evidence of the commission of crimes by suspects they are charged in."
Also the SAPO hope for the observance of reasonable terms of the trial.
"There is a hope that the court will ensure compliance with the requirements of Articles 314, 320 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on the appointment of a preliminary hearing within five days from the date of receipt of the indictment at the court, as well as the reserve judge, taking into account the complexity of criminal proceedings and the extraordinary public resonance it caused," the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office said.
As reported, NABU detectives on March 2 presented charges against Nasirov and apprehended him in the Feofania hospital outside Kyiv. He is suspected of committing a crime pursuant to Part 2 of Article 364 (embezzlement) of Ukraine's Criminal Code.
Investigators believe that Nasirov in 2015-2016, acting in the interests of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko took a number of groundless decisions which resulted in damage to the state worth UAH 2 billion.
On March 7, the Solomiansky district court remanded Nasirov to pretrial confinement for two months, setting bail at UAH 100 million, while prosecutors from Ukraine's Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office had asked the court to set bail at UAH 2 billion.
On March 16, Nasirov's wife posted UAH 100 million bail for him. The court obliged Nasirov to transfer all his foreign passports and other travel documents to the State Migration Service.
On June 2 Kyiv's Solomiansky District Court turned down a request by Nasirov to change the terms of his pretrial detention.
On July 28, director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk said that investigators of NABU completed the investigation of the case against the dismissed head of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov, who had been handed a final suspicion.