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Businessman received suspended sentence for tax evasion in amount of about 34 million rubles

14:22 | 12.12.2014 | Incidents

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Penza, 12 December 2014. PenzaNews. The verdict on the case of a Penza businessman Vladimir Kasimovsky, who was sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment with a five-year probation period for large-scale tax fraud, has come into force.

“The court found that Vladimir Kasimovsky, as a director of a company, engaged in agricultural production, processing and marketing, and he intentionally included false information in the tax returns to avoid paying a total of 33,689,957 rubles of VAT from February 19 2009 to March 3 2011, which is considered a large-scale violation. He did not plead guilty at the hearing, but his crime has been proven through other available case evidence,” press secretary of the Penza regional court Natalia Bychenkova said.

She explained that the court took into consideration several mitigating circumstances, including the defendant’s state of health and positive CV.

“The first-tier court found Vladimir Kasimovsky guilty of tax evasion, and acquitted him of fraud charges in the lack of evidence. Disagreeing with the verdict, the prosecutor filed an appeal. He asked to cancel the justification part on charges of fraud, and review the case. However, the panel of judges of the regional court dismissed the appeal of the prosecutor. The sentence has come into force,” Natalia Bychenkova explained.

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