Searches at Krasnoye&Beloye associated with tax evasion case
The FSB and other security forces came to the offices and warehouses of the Krasnoye&Beloye liquor chain in connection with tax evasion allegations, Znak.com reports with reference to a source.
The searches and document seizures were carried out by officers of the Federal Security Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Investigative Committee and the Federal Tax Service of Russia, the source said.
“Moscow is working, and that’s where the tax evasion case was opened. The Chelyabinsk security officials were not involved in the activities. Moscow is doing it, because it is a large company with legal entities registered in various regions,” says the source.
Earlier, the head of the Chelyabinsk FTA, Mikhail Biryuk, stated that there were no tax issues to Krasnoye&Beloye: the company had paid off a debt of 1.9 billion rubles ($28.5m) and is now challenging it in court.
The company commented on the searches saying that the stores are back in operation, and the operatives found no counterfeit produce in the warehouses.