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Two more heads of private companies detained within VAT refunding criminal case

Two more heads of private companies were detained within the investigated criminal case on illegal VAT reimbursement. Press service of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) reported.

On 11 April, the Corruption Control Service of SCNS conducted searches as a part of the earlier initiated criminal case on the fact of illegal withdrawal and embezzlement of budget funds in Target Company, Tien-Shan-Kaindy (now Freziya) and affiliated with them Sky Logistics and Silk Road Trans, which received more than 290 million soms from the state budget through refunding and reimbursement of VAT.

Accounting documents, empty forms for payment of taxes with pre-stamped seals of the tax authorities of the Eurasian Economic Union countries, stamps of state bodies and companies of the PRC, large sums of money and counterfeit sports goods of world brands, imported illegally in large quantities into Kyrgyzstan from the PRC, were found and seized.

The Pervomaiskiy District Court of Bishkek chose a preventive measure for the directors of these companies in the form of detention in the pretrial detention center of SCNS.

Target Company, Tien Shan — Kaindy (now Freziya) is registered with Cao Liguo. The director in the latter is Li Haiying.

Sky Logistics company is headed by Tamara Nikolaevna Berbentseva, Silk Road Trans — by Erzhan Zhangbolotovich Turgunbaev.

The Prosecutor General’s Office, together with the Bishkek Prosecutor’s Office and the Bishkek Department of the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes, revealed damage to the country’s economy in the amount of 800 million soms. Press service of the supervisory authority said.

The check found out that the government’s commission for the reimbursement and refunding of value-added tax (VAT) made illegal and inconsistent with state interests decisions on the return of VAT to some private companies.