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Russian law enforcement agencies has developed a draft new article of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation “Tax fraud”. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia Colonel-General Elena Leonenko.
“Now the urgent issue of improving the criminal law. We have colleagues and there is a discussion to prompt the legislator to introduce a new offence — “Tax fraud”” she said. However, Leonenko said that the project is still under discussion.
It is noted that tax related crimes are usually considered under articles 198-199.2 of the criminal code. It also adds the article 159 “Fraud”. While article 199 provides for imprisonment of up to six years, and 159 up to 10. However, according to Leonenko, sometimes some, and those the actions of some of those persons who qualify due to one thing in another article.
According to the Agency, the development of the article jointly by the Prosecutor General, Federal tax service, Ministry of internal Affairs and SK.
Earlier it was reported that in 2019 Moscow became the regions leader in tax crimes. During the year there was initiated 228 criminal cases on the relevant articles. The second building ranking went to the Moscow region. There filed 152 criminal cases.
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