27 November 2022,   12:08
Investigation Service detained 1 person on the fact of manufacturing and using of forged tax documents

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities carried out, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, based on the court ruling detained one person on the fact of fraudulent misappropriation of large amount of state fund and large amount of property damage to the state budget through the way of manufacturing and using of forged tax documents.

Investigation determined that the accused person, who was the acting manager of the 8 companies registered in Georgia, during the years of 2019-2020, in order to obtain illegal material benefits, between the companies under his actual management had issued forged tax invoices having value of GEL 3 000 000, as if construction and repair services had been provided, creating a counterfeit VAT asset in the amount of about GEL 500 000 to the above-mentioned enterprises. He fraudulently misappropriated part of the created counterfeit assets in the amount of GEL 157 435 and another part of it was used to cover the current tax liabilities of the companies.

Investigation is underway under the first part of Article 210, the third parts of Articles 180 and 185 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisage imprisonment from 6 to 9 years.