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SBU uncovers mechanism of withdrawal of funds from Ukraine through export operations with agricultural products in Odesa region

The SBU officers under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office uncovered the mechanism of withdrawal of funds abroad through conducting export operations with agricultural products in Odesa region.

The law enforcers established that the local entrepreneurs registered several national and off-shore commercial entities, which were used for drawing up deliveries of agricultural products abroad.

The SBU operatives documented that “foreign firms” controlled by the offenders hadn’t done consciously any calculations concerning export operations. That permitted the offenders to reflect in the documentation unprofitableness of business and to evade paying taxes to the state budget.

According to the preliminary evaluations of experts, the businessman exported abroad agricultural product in amounting to more than USD 10,000,000 under this mechanism.

In the framework of the initiated criminal proceeding, the SBU officers conducted authorized searches in the suspects’ office premises, residences and cars.  During these searches the law enforcers seized nearly USD 300,000, dozens of seals of national and off-shore companies, financial documentation and “black” bookkeeping, that proved committing the frauds with agricultural products.

The pre-trial investigation is under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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