SBU and SFS of Ukraine tax police units stops operation of interregion converting center with turnover of UAH 200 millional
Officials of the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine and units of the tax police of the SFS Main Directorate in Kyiv region stopped the activity of the interregional converting center with a total turnover of more than UAH 200 million.
Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 3 of Art. 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, special service operatives established a group of individuals who provided "services" of tax evasion and illegal transfer of cash from non-cash to cash for enterprises in the real sector of the economy of Kyiv, Zaporizzhya, Dnipropetrovsk and Khmelnytskyi regions.
It was documented that in order to cover the illegal activity involved persons used the requisites of specially created controlled enterprises. Through them, "customers" documented on paper only operations allegedly to provide certain services or supplies of goods. For specified services or goods on accounts of sham enterprises, funds were transferred, which in the future the organizers withdrew cash and transferred to clients for "remuneration" in the form of percent of the amount of conversion.
According to preliminary estimates, the total turnover of the enterprises that were part of the converting center during 2018-2019 amounted to more than UAH 200 million.
According to the results of eighteen authorized searches conducted in office premises and at places of residence of involved persons in Dnipro and Zaporizzhya, law enforcement officers seized documents of financial and economic activity of sham economic entities, computer equipment, electronic media, bank cards, which confirm the carrying out of illegal transactions, and firearms.
Pre-trial investigation is under way.
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