Four people were detained following 14 searches conducted today, August 20, at several firms in the capital. The raids were carried out in a file of money laundering and tax evasion in particularly large proportions. The damage caused by these illegal actions is estimated at about 8 million lei.

According to prosecutors, between 2016 and 2018, the management of several companies created a scheme for evasion of value added tax and income tax.

Thus, various companies were addressing suspects to avoid paying taxes and getting cash out of business. The suspects directed the activity of dozens of delinquent companies. They perfected fictitious tax invoices, indicating the delivery and sale of goods that did not exist de facto. The illegal services were offered for a sum of money.

If they are found guilty of money laundering, they risk five to ten years in prison or a fine of up to 800 thousand lei. At the same time, for tax evasion in particularly large proportions, the suspects are liable to imprisonment of up to five years or a fine of up to 350 thousand lei.


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