Employees of the security Service of Ukraine, Prosecutor’s office and police in Kiev exposed the scheme of illegal withdrawal of capital into offshore companies in especially large sizes.

As reported on Saturday by the press center of the SBU, the attackers, using sham-controlled exporters to conclude export contracts with affiliated non-resident entities without recording transactions in the documents of tax reporting. As a result, the country exported material goods, and currency proceeds on the territory of Ukraine did not come back. The amount of illicit financial transactions for the 2016-2017 exceeded 800 million UAH, emphasizes the SBU .

During the 14 searches in the premises, offices and vehicles belonging to the defendants, law enforcement officers seized the laptops with a software “client-Bank”, flash drives, mobile phones, e-mails, confirming illegal activity of participants of the scheme, the notebooks with work records on “transactions” and 50 seals of fictitious subjects of economic activity. The organizers have also seized the seal of one of the divisions of the State fiscal service and the original documents confirming absence of debts on taxes, fees and other bogus payments.

Open criminal proceedings under part 5 article 191 (assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position) the Criminal code of Ukraine.