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 Russia suspects Grigorishyn of $10.27 million tax evasion

Russia's investigative authorities are running a criminal probe against businessman Konstantin Grigorishyn into his evading almost RUB 675 million (approx. $10.27 million) in taxes.

As reported by Censor.NET quoting Interfax, this information stated in the case file was announced on Wednesday in the Moscow City Court which considers the appeal of Grigorishyn's defense against searches at his place.

As noted, the investigation argues that Grigorishyn and his partner Bogatyrev has not paid taxes in the amount of RUB 674.934 million.

"It has been established that Grigorishin is the beneficial owner of PIC Sozidaniye Ltd., who fully contributed to company's registered capital and controlled all its financial transactions," investigator Andrei Ponomarev stated. According to him, Grigorishin "engaged Bogatyrev as company's CEO."

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"This wrongdoing is confirmed by the tax authority which instituted criminal proceedings," the investigator remarked.

According to the case file, the Grigorishin-controlled company failed to pay VAT in 2009-2010.

Grigorishin, a native of Zaporizhia, occupied the 75th position among the richest Russian businessmen with a fortune of $1.1 billion, according to Forbes' ranking.

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