Businessmen pay 9 millions to get "discount" at Federal Tax Service
In Tyumen, the Chief Tax Inspector of the Field Audit Department № 3 with the Federal Tax Service has been arrested while receiving a part of a bribe.
The Tyumen Federal Security Service and the Investigative Committee detained red-handed a 50-year-old employee of the Federal Tax Service Lyudmila P., while she was receiving a bribe of 400 thousand rubles from a 37-year-old businesswoman Natalia R. The money insured the Inspector would warn of any planned audits in advance.
As it turned out, the 400 thousand rubles was only a part of the bribe. The total amount the tax officials were going to receive was 9 million rubles. According to the investigation, 54-year-old entrepreneur Makash S. came to the CEO of a major Tyumen company Natalia R. and promised to assist in an upcoming tax audit. The man assured that bribing tax officials was a sure way of reducing significantly the amount of possible penalties.
However, security forces detained Makash S. at the moment when he came to the office for the first part of his bribe, 4.5 million rubles. The businesswoman and the Tax Official were arrested in the act the very next day.
So, the 54-year-old entrepreneur was charged under part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art.159 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling committed on an especially large scale). The CEO Natalia R. was charged under part 4 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Giving on an especially large scale), and the Tax Inspector Lyudmila P. was charged under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale).
Suspected of attempted swindling Makash S. has already been put under house arrest. The women detained red-handed while giving and receiving the bribe are yet to be convicted.
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