SBU exposes international group on tax evasion
The Security Service of Ukraine exposed the activities of an international group that minimized tax payments to the state budget, legalized criminal proceeds, and carried out so-called "money laundering" in Ukraine and abroad, including Malaysia, the UAE, the CIS countries and Russia.
As part of the protection critical infrastructure, special service operatives found that the organizers had created a number of companies registered to Russian non-resident companies, which belonged to persons who participated in the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The attackers organized a "network" of Ukrainian and offshore structures to launder money. Thus, the dealers moved out in the "shadow" over UAH 500 million, concealed them as repair work, as well as the purchase of goods and services for the needs of the railway, machine-building and energy industries.
During searches in the offices and residencies of the participants in the criminal proceedings, law enforcement officers confiscated accounting documents, computer equipment, draft accounts, seals and stamps of sham companies engaged in illegal activities. More than UAH 1.2 million were also seized.
Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, investigations are ongoing. Measures are currently being taken to seize confiscated property, block accounts, identify customers of illegal services, as well as to check the involvement of organizers in financing the so-called "L/DNR".
The operation was conducted under procedural supervision of Kyiv local Prosecutor's Office No 2. Accounts are blocked jointly with the State Financial Monitoring Service.
For the Attention of the SBU Head