SBU reveals activity of powerful conversion center financing terrorists
The SBU officers revealed the activity of a powerful conversion center with offices in Kyiv and Kramatorsk through which the terrorists were financed.
The law enforcers established that a former citizen of Donetsk region who lives in Kyiv provided supply of food to temporarily occupied Donetsk from his own wholesale and retail storage in Kramatorsk. Taxes to the budget he paid to a terrorist organization.
The SBU officers fixed that the criminal created a conversion center through which he maintained a number of agrarian enterprises in Kyiv. He converted the money into cash through fake operations and “assisted” the businessmen to illegally form tax credit. According to previous assessments, the turnover of the “conversion center” was more than 40 million UAH a month.
In the process of searches in the offices and storage premises of the organizer in Kyiv and Kramatorsk the SBU officers confiscated more than 4 million UAH, 100,000 USD, 30,000 EUR, seals and documents of fake enterprises including those registered in the offshore zone and involved into the fraud.
The issue of arresting the accounts used in the activity of the conversion center is being settled.
A criminal case under Part 1 Article 258-5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is launched.
Urgent investigative actions are under way.
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