SBU terminates activities of the conversion center with hundreds of millions turnover
The SBU officers terminated the operation of the interregional conversion center with a total turnover of hundreds of millions hryvnias.
Special service operatives have established that the organizers of the group from Kyiv and Poltava set up a mechanism of moving out to the "shadow" the funds of a number of business entities. Attackers “provided services" to businessmen to minimize tax burden. The mechanism of theft of budget funds was organized through the use of controlled firms in the real sector of the economy and enterprises with sham signs.
During authorized investigations in the offices of conversion center, at places of residence and in the vehicles of involved persons, law enforcement officers detected seals of a number of sham companies, communications means, laptops, tax accounts and documentation proving conduction of financial transactions and also cash amounting to 2,6 million of hryvnias.
According to a preliminary conclusions, during the time of its illegal activity, the conversion center managed to “move out in a shadow" about UAH 300 million.
Currently, the accounts of over forty-five legal entities, as well as property used in illegal activities, have been blocked and arrested. The activity of the converting center is completely localized.
The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.
The operation to detect and block illegal activities was conducted by the officials of the SBU Main Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime jointly with the SBU Main Investigation Directorate Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.
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