Rostov region Federal Tax Service deputy head detained after searches
Irina Alexandrova is suspected of abuse of official powers.
Irina Alexandrova, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service department for the Rostov region, was detained after searches, reports TASS, citing a source in the law enforcement bodies of the region.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, law enforcers paid a visit to the home and place of work of the official. She is suspected under Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - Exceeding official powers.
“It has been established that Alexandrova, contrary to a criminal scheme of unjustified VAT refunds revealed by lower tax inspectorates, in violation of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, reversed the decision to refuse to refund VAT to DIS LLC in the amount of 21 million rubles ($325.3 thousand), which led to the embezzlement of public funds in this amount" - said the source of RIA Novosti.
Local portal DonDay.ru adds that Alexandrova is awaiting trial for a preventive measure to be elected.
Alexandrova began working in the Federal Tax Service in the late 90s. In 2012, she was appointed Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia for the Rostov region. In 2013, she was conferred the decoration Honorary Employee of the Federal Tax Service of Russia. It is noteworthy that the father of the civil servant is Yury Zershchikov, the former Head of the Federal Tax Service for the Rostov region.
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