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SBU blocks in Kyiv activities of the "conversion center" with annual turnover of seven hundred million hryvnias

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine during realization of a set of measures to counteract the "shadowing" of the state's economy blocked in Kyiv the activities of “conversion center" with annual turnover of seven hundred million hryvnias.

Special service operatives documented that organizers of illegal scheme registered sham companies for providing “services” of tax evasion by artificially forming of a tax credit with VAT and transferring of non-cash money of businessmen into cash. The dealers “served" clients throughout the country, and also carried out transactions with state funds.

Law enforcers detained in Kyiv of one of the couriers of “conversion center" with a large amount of cash. During the authorized investigations in the office premises and places of residence of involved persons stamps and steals of sham companies, electronic keys and information carriers, business and accounting documentation confirming the carrying out of financial transactions, and currency in the amount of about one and a half million in hryvnia equivalent were seized.

The pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings, initiated under Part 5 of Art. 191 and Part 1 of Art. 205 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is under way. The operation was conducted jointly with the Kyiv Local Prosecutor's Office No. 2.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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