A gas fraud

STS in Transcarpathian region   3 April 2013 12:58  8632952 033594
A gas fraud

An Uzhgorod company that was trading gas was caught on fraud.

The management of Uzhgorod company that sells liquefied natural gas wanted to hide from budget 3 million hryvnias.

Over the past three years, the company entered into agreements to purchase LNG from fictitious entities in other regions of Ukraine. It was all documented and allowed to unduly form a tax credit.

They were buying liquefied petroleum gas for households at reduced prices from participants of specialized auctions. Some of this gas they actually sold not to households, but through the network of their own gas stations at the price 5 times higher.   Those actions allowed the company officers to evade paying taxes in the amount of 3 million hryvnias.

During searches, the tax police officers seized criminal activity items worth 1.5 million hryvnias. Those include the equipment for liquefied gas refilling, computers, server, unrecorded cash, remains of unrecorded liquefied gas, plastic credit cards, securities. On the hard drives and servers they found the "shadow" and official accounting records. Also they seized hundreds of pages of "shadow" accounting on paper.

"The information about the offense, stipulated in Part 3 of Article 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, has been made in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations, the investigators of tax authorities are conducting pre-trial investigation. Under the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the said offense is punishable by a fine of 255 to 425 thousand hryvnias with forfeiture of property" - the first deputy head - the head of the tax police department of the State Tax Service in Transcarpathian region Yevhen Pryndak informed.

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