The Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee is investigating a criminal case over a crime under paragraph “b” of part 2 of article 199 of the RF Penal Code (evading taxes on a very large scale).
It was reported earlier that in 2014, the 69-year-old CEO of a gas company put false information in accounting tax reports of the company and submitted them to the tax service. As a result the federal budget did not receive over 850 million rubles of tax on oil and gas production.
Investigators of the Main Moscow Investigations Directorate together with authorities of the Federal Tax Service have revealed other similar crimes committed by the said CEO which brought the total sum of the damage caused to the federal budget to over 2 billion rubles.
According to tax authorities, the company has started to pay the damages.
At present necessary investigative and search operations are underway to find out all the details of the crime. The CEO has been charged and released on recognizance. The investigation is ongoing.