As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET from the courtroom, the judges ruled to release Antipov and put an electronic tracking device on him for a two-month period. His passport will be also impounded for two months. Besides, Antipov was obliged to post 15 million hryvnia a bail within five days otherwise the measure of restraint will be altered. The judges ruled to release Antipov right from the courtroom.
The prosecutors requested to impose pre-trial detention with the right to post 200 million hryvnia in bail on Antipov
The court will later hear another 22 cases against tax service officials.
Antipov chaired the State Tax Administration in the Luhansk region in the 90s. He subsequently headed the State Tax Administration in the Zaporizhia region. He chaired the Luhansk Regional State Administration in 2006. Antipov was the chief of the Inland Revenue Ministry's Main Directorate in the Luhansk region from 2010 to 2014. He is also a freelance assistant to the PPB (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) faction MP Oleh Nedava.
As reported, a couple dozen former tax service officials of Yanukovych regime were apprehended on the morning of May 24. The police in conjunction with the members of the Military Prosecutor's Office conducted about 400 searches in 15 Ukrainian regions. The detainees were taken to the Kyiv International Airport by helicopters. Their criminal activities caused nearly 96 billion hryvnia damage to the state.
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