On Thursday, June 1, the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine halved the amount of bail for the ex-head of the State Fiscal ServiceRoman Nasirov - from 523 to 261 million hryvnias.

This was reported by the Anti-Corruption Action Centre.

"... HACC judges partially granted the prosecutor's motion to extend the term of detention of the ex-head of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov, who is accused of allegedly receiving a bribe in the amount of UAH 722 million for VAT refunds to the companies of agricultural baron Oleg Bakhmatyuk. Instead of the previously established UAH 523 million pledge, now he must make UAH 261 million," the message says.

If the accused fails to post bail, he will remain in custody until at least July 30 this year. The decision was made by judges Markiyan Halabala, Vitaliy Kryklyvyi and Viktor Nogachevskyi.

We will remind, Nasirov was detained on suspicion of corruption in 2017. Subsequently, he allegedly had health problems, and therefore was treated for some time at Feofania. In early 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed the head of the SFS from his post.

In November 2019, the HACC began considering the case against the ex-head of the SFS. However, only last year in October he was arrested with the possibility of bail in the amount of 523.2 million hryvnias.

Nasirov claimed that he allegedly did not have the opportunity to make bail, since its size "does not correspond to his property status." The investigation into the scandalous case was completed in February 2023.

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