As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia detained one person on the fact of damaging the property of the owner by deception, in large quantities.
Investigation revealed that the accused person, in order to receive illegal material benefits, on behalf of the two companies under his management, by entering false data in the declarations, created a surplus in the value-added tax for the amount of GEL 7 133 000.
As a result of dozens of effective investigative activities carried out on the criminal case, the criminal act was prevented in a timely manner. Accused person, to cover current tax arrears, managed to use only GEL 224 996 of the mentioned amount of assets, thus approximately GEL 6 900 000 damage has been avoided to the state budget.
Relevant investigative measures are being held by the representatives of Investigation Service to identify and expose other persons involved in the mentioned crime.
Investigation is underway under the third part of Article 185 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 4 to 6 years.