Officers of the Criminal Financial Administration Office (KÚFS) seized several materials, including accounting, which will serve as evidence in the investigation of tax fraud in the amount of at least 2.6 million euros. The case investigated under the codename Accountant is being supervised by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, reported the spokeswoman for the financial administration, Martina Rybanská.
As she added, KÚFS members conducted two house searches and one search of other premises in the districts of Dunajská Streda and Komárno. They managed to secure 13 mobile phones, two memory cards, four tablets, a laptop, a hard drive, a payment card, documents and documents related to criminal activity. In the office premises in Dunajská Streda, during a search of non-residential premises, accounting, stamps, powers of attorney and USB keys of companies involved in criminal activity, a document containing handwritten notes with access names and passwords to bank and other accounts were seized. At the same time, an image of the disk was made by an invited expert.
“This is an important evidentiary material that the financial administration’s criminal officers managed to secure and which will be subjected to expert examination as part of the tax crime investigation,” said Rybanská.
The case involves an accountant who, in agreement with other persons, was supposed to organize the import of goods from China, which was paid for by several payments to accounts held in banks in China. The statutory representative of the companies, who resigns in the case, he identified the investigated accountant as the person who should have given him instructions. He was to receive a reward of 1,000 euros per month and subsequently, under his ID, the accountant handled accounting for the companies in question, including filing tax returns and carrying out other credit and debit operations. The imported goods were to be subject to customs procedures, the spokeswoman said.
In this case, several persons are suspected of committing the crime of violating the regulations on the circulation of goods in contact with a foreign country in conjunction with the crime of tax and insurance premium evasion. The damage caused by non-payment of customs duties and other payments collected during the importation of goods is preliminarily estimated at 2.6 million euros. If proven guilty, the perpetrators face seven to 12 years in prison.