25 September 2022,   08:57
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2 persons brought to criminal liability on the fact of manufacturing and using forged tax documents and damaging the property of the owner by deception

As a result of operative-searching and investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia brought to the criminal liability 2 persons on the fact of manufacturing and using forged tax documents, as a group and damaging the property of the owner by deception.

Investigation determined that the accused persons, through creating counterfeit VAT assets, in order to receive illegal material benefits, in the name of the 3 companies under their management, had issued between each-other forged tax invoices having value of GEL 249 000, as if project services were provided.

Therefore, one of the companies illegally received a surplus of GEL 38 120, which was later used to cover its budget liabilities. Another company had illegally created experience in providing project services, which the accused person was going to subsequently use to participate in state tenders.

Investigation is underway under the second part of Article 210 and the third part of Article 185 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisage imprisonment from 4 to 7 years.

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