Volgograd businessman attempted bribing head of local tax service to avoid paying taxes
A businessman in Volgograd tried to bribe a tax official to avoid paying value added tax.
The investigators have completed the investigation of the criminal case initiated against the head of the commercial organization Spetsdorstroy, Serdak Mamyan, under art. 291 para. 5 of the Russian Criminal Code (bribery).
According to investigators, in 2013-2014. Spetsdorstroy, which specialized in road construction, did not pay the value added tax in full. The company was to pay the treasury more than 20 million rubles, but Mamyan planned to reduce that amount to 6-8 million. To achieve this goal, the businessman tried to bribe the head of the Federal Tax Service Inspectorate with 2 million rubles.
Mamyan was arrested during the transfer of 1 million rubles. The criminal case was taken to court. The businessman fully admitted his guilt at the investigation stage.
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