The prosecutor’s office carried out searches at one of the enterprises involved in the Landromat money laundering scheme and which caused damage to the state budget of more than 200 million lei.
This was reported by the Prosecutor General’s Office, noting that searches at several addresses were carried out by representatives of the Office of the Prosecutor for Combating Organized Crime and Special Affairs, together with employees of the National Inspection for Investigation. As a result of the investigation, it was found that the responsible persons of the company located in Chisinau municipality, citizens of Ukraine and Moldova, were involved in tax evasion on an especially large scale. In particular, the employees of the Tax Inspectorate revealed a significant understatement of VAT and income tax of the respective company for the period of 2012-2016. for a total amount of 221 million 001 thousand 214 lei. The criminal scheme consisted of fictitious drafting of contracts for the sale of goods with non-resident companies, as a result of which huge funds were transferred to their accounts. For the period under review, the financial statements of the company were presented in an incomplete form or not at all, which made it impossible to directly calculate the income received by the relevant business entity, which currently hides accounting, financial and banking documents from prosecutors. Also, according to information obtained during the criminal investigation, the said company received adverse loans from Unibank, in connection with which a separate investigation was launched by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office. At present, measures are being taken to collect evidence, as well as to compensate for damage to the national public budget. This criminal case was opened as a result of an analysis conducted by the Prevention and Combating Money Laundering Service. // 05.09.2019 - InfoMarket.