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 Rada refuses choosing NABU auditor from two nominees Storch and Brown

Only 205 lawmakers supported the proposal to appoint an auditor of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine out of two candidates, Robert Storch and Nigel Brown, made by members of the Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction.

This was reported by the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET.

Following the break, the speaker gave the floor to Chairman of the Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction Yehor Soboliev, who said that the meeting of the Committee to consider nominees for the head of the independent commission to audit the NABU activities was scheduled for Friday.

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Parubii said that the recommendation of Committee members to select the NABU auditor out of two candidates Robert Storch and Nigel Brown voiced by MP Ivan Melnychuk before the break was legitimate. He proposed to bring up this issue for the vote.

However, this proposal was voted down as it gained support of only 205 lawmakers.

As reported, Yehor Soboliev said on Feb. 23 about the attempt to appoint "a certain British national Mr. Brown" as an independent auditor of the NABU. On March 16, several members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction recommended two candidates for the NABU auditor. According to Soboliev, that decision was illegitimate. Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction MP Mustafa Nayyem said: "PPB and People's Front members tampered the documents and shoved "British national Nigel Brown" who appeared as if from nowhere."
   
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