Irkutsk businessman arrested for 2 months for multi-million tax frauds
In Irkutsk, the Oktyabrsky District Court granted the request of the investigating authorities and ordered a two-month arrest of the head of Production Company MDF LLC Denis Shlykov.
This pretrial restriction has become necessary because the experts of the Investigative Committee in the Irkutsk Region are investigating the criminal case against Denis Shlykov. He is charged with attempted fraud on a large scale: the businessman tried to illegally reimburse VAT.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Irkutsk Region also added that during the investigations the experts established the following: Denis Shlykov owns several large lumber companies that operate in the Irkutsk Region.
At the same time, the businessman developed a fictitious workflow scheme with companies that in fact did not supply any goods. This, in turn, led to the illegal use of tax deductions for VAT by PC MDF. As a result, the organization has applied for a refund of the VAT from the state budget in amount of more than 6 million rubles.
The regional office of the Investigative Committee stressed out that Shlykov did not show up in the law enforcement agencies for the charges against him. He also avoided appearing in the agencies for investigators to conduct the investigation. As a result, the police placed him on the wanted list. On July 21st, Denis Shlykov was detained by the police. As noted in the IC, during the detention, the businessman tried to escape from the police officers.
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