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INVESTIGATION SERVICE EXPOSED ATTEMPTED FRAUDULENT MISAPPROPRIATION OF PARTICULARLY LARGE AMOUNT OF STATE OWNED MONEY

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
INVESTIGATION SERVICE EXPOSED ATTEMPTED FRAUDULENT MISAPPROPRIATION OF PARTICULARLY LARGE AMOUNT OF STATE OWNED MONEY

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, accused and brought to the criminal liability two persons on the fact of attempted fraudulent misappropriation of particularly large amount of state owned money by manufacturing and using forged tax document.

Investigation determined that the accused persons, in order to receive illegal material benefit and to create counterfeit VAT assets, between the companies registered on their names, issued false tax invoices for supplying the construction materials among each other, having value GEL 500 000 and requested to receive the excess VAT- GEL 76 271 from the budget. As the mentioned persons could not withdraw the money, one of the accused issued tax documents reflecting fictitious supply of construction materials having value GEL 200 000 among other companies under his management, thus additionally created counterfeit assets in the amount of GEL 30 507.

As a result of timely measures, carried out by the LEPL Revenue Service and the Investigation Services of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, damage to the state budget in the total amount of GEL 106 778 was prevented.

Investigation is being continued under the second part of Article 210 and third part of Article 180 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 6 to 9 years.
 

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