The Georgian Consul in Odessa, the GPU was suspected of VAT fraudUncategorized March 10, 2017
The Prosecutor General’s office reported about suspicion to the former Consul General of Georgia in Odessa Timur, Nishnianidze: as believes a consequence, in collusion with the other defendants in the case, he, being in this position, I took control of public funds “in especially large sizes”. About it reported in Facebook press-the Secretary of GPU Yury Lutsenko.
Also, ex-Consul General is suspected of laundering illicit proceeds.
“Pre-trial investigation found that Nishnianidze, acting by prior conspiracy with other employees of the Consulate, in the period from June 2012 to November 2013 was provided to the tax authority of Ukraine the documents for the compensation of more than 17 million UAH of a value added tax for allegedly acquired goods in branded… branded stores in Kyiv and Odessa, which consequently gives the reason of return as foreigners, value added tax,” – said in the message of the GPU.
The Prosecutor believes that if this group of “acquired” goods for their money, she’d spent more than UAH 100 million or $12 million at the exchange rate at the time.
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This is directly to your personal account Nishnianidze allegedly received on VAT refund, more than 4 million UAH, which were later withdrawn in ATMs of Odessa, and Kiev “for private purposes”. VAT for 1 million he was compensated for purchases at times when he was in Ukraine and do shopping here could not physically, noted in GPU.
“Moreover, part of the shopping Nishnianidze during these periods was allegedly made at the Master LLC company, Everest, OOO 1, OOO and FF of Ukraine, which at the time of “acquisition” of economic activity was not implemented at all”, – says the Prosecutor’s office.
Militiamen resolve an issue of election of the former Consul General of Georgia in Odessa of a measure of restraint in form of detention with alternative bail in the amount specified by law. Media reported that Nishnianidze already come in for questioning in the GPU Department at St. Potluri 7/9.
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