As a result of the operative-searching and investigative activities, employees of the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, detained one person in the Adjara region on the facts of illegal entrepreneurial activity, large amount of property damage by deception, legalization of especially large amount of illegal income and especially large amount of tax evasion.
The investigation determined that the accused, by using the company owned by him, without a corresponding license, illegally obtained totally 177 501 cubic meters of sand-gravel, as a result of which he received an illegal income in the amount of GEL 1 325 938. He also, through the production and use of false tax invoices, created a false VAT asset in the amount of GEL 87 463, which he subsequently used to cover the company"s current tax liabilities.
In addition to the mentioned, the accused, in violation of the tax legislation, was systematically incorrectly declaring income of the company owned by him, in which way he avoided paying totally GEL 534 418 to the state budget.
The investigation is being carried out under Articles 192, 185, 194 and 218 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 9 to 12 years.