Prosecutors and SIS officers were able to deconstructed two criminal groups suspected of tax evasion and money laundering of over half a billion lei.
The tax evasion damage and money laundering amounts to almost half a billion lei.
The budget defaulting amounts to 252 million lei and money laundering operations to almost 300 million lei.
The suspects did not want to speak with our filming team. Employees of Prosecutor Office for Organized Crime Combat and Special Causes however, say that five other suspects had created fake companies on behalf of vulnerable people. Thus, they were hidding smuggling revenues.
"The criminal scheme was relying on placing of the incomes and business expenditure of fake companies in accounting, financial and tax documents. These perpetrators have not payed the value added tax and the income amounted to 250 million lei" , said prosecutor Vitalie Busuioc.
Subsequently, the money laundering has been done through other fake companies.
"They legalized the obtained funds from the sale of goods and services, which were not reflected in the accounting documents, in the amount of about 292 million lei, which were withdrawn in cash" , added the prosecutor.
According to Vitalie Busuioc, the group activated starting last year to May this year, and the second one - during the first six months of 2016.
Prosecutors seized on homes, cars and a bank account of members of both groups. In these cases are concerned seven people are included in the schemes, five out of whom have been detained
If their guilt will be proved , the 13 and 50-year-old suspects suspects risk up to 18 years in prison for pseudo entrepreneurship, tax evasion and money laundering.