North Caucasus Federal District Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation finished a probe into CEO of an alcohol enterprise in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic Anzor Afaunov, charged with committing an offence under Paragraph B of Part 2 of Article 199 of the Criminal Code of Russia (the evasion of taxes on organizations by showing in accounting documents data on incomes and expenses known to be false, committed on especially large scale).
According to the investigators, from July 2013 to May 2016, the accused had been submitting tax declarations to the tax authorities of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, which reflected false information, underestimating the amount of alcohol produced and sold by the enterprise he managed, and the amount of taxes subject to payable. Thus, Atlantis LLC had evaded paying over 3.8 billion roubles of taxes to the budget.
The investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal case with the approved indictment was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.
Previously, North Caucasus Federal District Main Investigations Directorate finished and referred to the court a range of probes into tax evasion on especially large scale by other CEOs of alcohol enterprises of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, including Alco-Light LLC by Ruslan Dashuev; Rus-Alca LLC by Islam Berezgov; Chegemsky Vinpischeprom LLC by Aslanbi Kalmykov; Mineral Plus LLC by Anzor Kipov; Antares LLC by Ruslan Kankulov; Hermes Nika LLC by Alexander Dmitrienko; Orion LLC by Mukhamed Tatarov (Nakhushev); Onyx LLC by Lyudmila Alborova; Everest LLC by Natbi Kanukov; and Antares LLC by Maryat Daovoy.
For the probes sent to the court, the investigation provided cumulative damage compensation and the return of funds to the budget totalling more than 9 billion roubles.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko