09 August 2022,   11:53
One person detained on the fact of misappropriating large amount of state-owned funds

As a result of investigative activities, representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, detained one person on the fact of misappropriating large amount of state-owned funds using official position, manufacturing and using forged tax documents and deliberately evading particularly large amount of taxes.

Investigation determined that the accused person, on behalf of the company under his management, won the tender announced by one of the state organizations for the construction of a kindergarten. After that, in order to receive illegal material benefits, he performed the works in part and misappropriated GEL 1 232 372 from the amount transferred in the form of an advance.

In addition, the accused, on behalf of one of the companies under his management, entered false data in the value added tax returns submitted to the tax authority in 2020, creating a counterfeit asset in the amount of GEL 99 233, which was later used to cover his tax liabilities to the budget.

Investigation also determined that the accused person, in order to evade state taxes, on behalf of the two companies under his management, while carrying out entrepreneurial activities, was not fully declaring the received income, thus avoided paying a total of GEL 467 688 to the state budget.

Investigation is being continued under the Articles 182, 210 and 218 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 7 to 11 years.

Relevant investigative measures are being carried out in order to identify and expose other persons involved in this crime.