November 21, the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine held searches in the office space of Chernivtsi customs and the Directorate General of State Fiscal Service, the press office of the Prosecutor General’s office reports.
‘The mentioned measures are explained with the necessity to verify information on the involvement of officials of the bodies in the illegal schemes for tax evasion in particularly large amount during the export of “walnuts”,’ reads the message.
It is also noted that Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies defused a criminal organization in Vinnytsia region, which used similar schemes for walnuts export, and caused damage to the state of more than USD 10.8 million.
A pre-trial investigation is carrying on. The head of the Directorate General of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in Vinnytsia region, his first deputy, as well as, the controlled heads of the economic entities were served with charge papers for having created a criminal organization to commit an offense, for abuse of authority or official position and tax evasion.