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The investigators have disclosed the group of accomplices suspected to conceal 2 million euros

The investigators have disclosed the group of accomplices suspected to conceal 2 million euros

The investigators of the Vilnius Regional Board of the Financial Crime Investigation Service have disclosed the group of accomplices consisting of 13 persons suspected to conceal not less than 2 million EUR of proceeds using ten tourism services providing companies.

The suspicions have been brought against the members of the group of accomplices concerning swindling, misappropriation of property, submission of wrong information on income, profit and property, fraudulent management of accounts and forgery of documents. The Vilnius Regional Prosecutor‘s Office organizes and leads the pre-trial investigation.

It is suspected that the persons acting in the group of accomplices, representing the tourism services providing companies, could swindle avoiding the payment of corporation tax.

It is suspected that in the tax evasion scheme in order to reduce the actually generated income, the companies established in Latvia, however not involved in any activity, were used. According to the investigative information, by falsifying the documents of the companies represented by themselves and the companies established in Latvia, the accounting was managed fraudulently, and unaccounted cash was used for purported settlement between the companies. It is calculated that in the period of more than five years the income over 2 million EUR was concealed, and the income tax amounting to more than 150 thousand EUR was not paid to the state budget.

The suspicions have been brought against the members of the group of accomplices. The coercive measures – written pledges not to leave were assigned to them. Aiming to ensure a civil claim, temporary ownership rights restriction was applied to the property amounting to 1,6 million EUR in value.

The Vilnius Regional Board of the FCIS alongside with the Vilnius Regional Prosecutor‘s Office continues the pre-trial investigation.

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