Criminal proceedings upon tax evasion has been closed
Our attorneys have smoothly completed a case regarding protection of interests of our clients – private entrepreneurs engaged in the business of transportation and recyclable materials trade – within longstanding confrontation with the tax police authorities and the prosecution service, and forced the officials of the said bodies to close criminal proceedings initiated in respect of our clients upon tax evasion in especially big amount.
Such situation arose from initiating by the tax police authorities and the prosecution service of several criminal cases upon, in their opinion, tax evasion in especially big amount by a group of private entrepreneurs, back in 2012. The criminal cases had been reasoned by a range of tax audits in respect of taxpayers’ businesses and, hence, had been combined into unique criminal proceedings. All the said criminal cases and, thereafter, criminal proceedings had been initiated without any due grounds and reasons and had been purposed to bring pressure on taxpayers and to cease their business activity.
Consequently, as a result of unlawful actions by certain officials of the tax police authorities and the prosecution service, our attorneys had been urged to proceed with performing of defence of violated rights of the clients by means of judicial appeals against all illegal decisions and conclusions of tax audits; initiating of cross-actions and collection of amount of damage caused by unlawful actions of the tax authorities; cancellation of liens put against the funds on all bank accounts and property of the taxpayers blocked and actually stolen by the pre-trial investigation authorities; provision of legal support during all investigating actions conducted by the pre-trial investigation authorities with the participation of our clients; initiating of a range of recriminatory criminal proceedings in respect of the tax authorities officials involved in unlawful actions against our clients; as well as addressing to the prosecution service, the law enforcement authorities and the fiscal authorities of all levels, State Authority Bodies, Business Ombudsman Council – Ukraine, mass media with the aim of showing and publication of all facts of unlawful actions of the fiscal authorities officials, the tax police and the prosecution service.
Tremendous job purposed to rectification of an injustice and recovery of business reputation of our clients had been performed by us during a period of more than four years of legal confrontation against lawlessness of the “regulatory” and “law enforcement” authorities officials. In particular, more than fifty court cases in the Administrative Courts within the disputes with the tax authorities had been won; six court cases in the Courts in respect of cancellation of liens put against the funds on bank accounts of the taxpayers had been successful; collection of amount of damage caused by unlawful actions of the tax authorities had been reached due to victory in the case in The Business Court; more than ten court cases within criminal procedural proceedings as to initiating of criminal proceedings in respect of the tax authorities officials involved in unlawful actions against our clients had been won; certain judicial proceedings as to binding the pre-trial investigation authorities to redeliver the seized property, as well as to cease criminal proceedings in question had been won. Also we had filed hundreds of petitions, open letters, claims, applications and crime incident reports with demands to close the said criminal proceedings.
Finally, as a result of the entire job performed, we managed to force the pre-trial investigation authorities to close such criminal proceedings. Congratulations to all the participants of this event!
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