Former member of Federation Council charged with organization of evading taxes by company

The sixth investigation department of the Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has charged former member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Zhanna Ivanova, dismissed on 31 December 2015, and her husband, CEO of OOO Kafa Sergey Ivanov with organizing evasion of taxes by an enterprise on a very large scale (article 199 of the Russian Criminal Code).

According to investigators, Ivanova, while being a deputy of the Sakhalin Region Duma between in the period 2008 and 2010, used the connections she had in executive and legislative authorities of Sakhalin Region lobbied that the town of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk bought a non-residential building in municipal ownership. Later, having received for the sold building about 100 million rubles and aware that taxes should be paid, Ivanova with assistance of her husband forged documents on alleged expenses of OOO Kafa that should have decreased the tax. Information of those expenses was put in accounting and tax reports. As a result the federal budget did not get more than 14 million rubles of tax.

The investigation is ongoing.