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 Court levied more than a million hryvnia bail to former Vesti editor Huzhva

The Shevchenko district court of Kyiv imposed a pre-trial restraint of 1,035,300 hryvnia bail against former Chief Editor of Vesti Ihor Huzhva.

This was stated by Judge Yevhen Martynov, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

The judge recognized claims of the Prosecutor General's Office regarding Huzhva justified, but found that the bail requested by the Prosecutor General's Office was unreasonable.

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The court levied the bail in the amount of 850 minimum wages to the suspect, which amounts to 1,035,300 hryvnia (about $45,000), and ordered not to leave Kyiv without permission of the investigator as well as hand over his travel passport to prosecutor.

The pre-trial restriction is valid through Oct. 1.

The prosecutors appealed to the court to impose a pre-trial restraint of 17 million hryvnia (about $740,000) bail against the suspect.

At the same time the prosecutors demonstrated a document according to which Huzhva had received more than 141 million hryvnia income in 2014 and was able to post such a bale.

Huzhva denied having such funds in possession and said that the document provided by the prosecutor's office has nothing to do with his income declaration.

It is known that the State Fiscal Service put Huzhva into wanted list on suspicion of evading payment of taxes in the amount of 18 million hryvnia (about $782,000) July 31.

Read more: Chief Editor of Visti newspaper put on a bulletin for tax evasion

 
 
 
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