Astrakhan businessman cheated tax service on 60 million
In Astrakhan, the entrepreneur deceived the tax service by almost 60 million rubles filling fake declarations.
In Astrakhan, the court recognized the director of Focus guilty of Tax Evasion on a large scale (item (b), part 2 of Art. 199 of the Criminal Code).
During the investigation and trial, experts found that the businessman's firm was engaged in the sale of agricultural products. To avoid large costs for the tax payment, tax documents for 2 and 3 quarters of 2015 contained false information. As a result, the businessman was able to falsify data to hide more than 59 million rubles from tax authorities.
The Trusovsky City Court found the man guilty and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).