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 PGO seizes cars, cottages, restaurants of former tax police head and his relatives worth some 480M hryvnia. VIDEO

The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine has taken inventory and carried out the seizure of property belonging to the former first deputy chairman of the State Tax Service of Ukraine-head of the Tax Police of Ukraine and his family members.

Censor.NET reports referring to the PGO press service.
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As reported, the investigation is carried out under the art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (decriminalization of proceeds obtained in crime) upon the facts of illegal reimbursement of more than 3 billion hryvnia (approx. $113.123 million) in VAT to enterprises controlled by the criminal group of ex-officials Yanukovych, Azarov and Klymenko.

The investigative actions are also carried out at the real estate facilities transferred by the suspect to his family members.

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"The investigators have taken inventory of six cars, registered with the suspect's son, and seized them. In addition, a cottage settlement owned by the relatives of the suspect, a few restaurants and clothing boutiques on Khreshchatyk Street, which are also registered with ex-official's family members, have been attached," the statement notes.

According to the PGO, the total estimated cost of the seized property, decriminalized by Andrii Holovach and his relatives, makes some 480 million hryvnia (approx. $18,099 million), including 468 million hryvnia in the form of real estate and 10 million hryvnia in movable property.

Earlier, on Aug. 9, Lutsenko reported about the apprehension of Holovach and four other former tax officials as part of the investigation into the case against Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych .

According to the prosecutor general, the detainees are suspected of illegal VAT refund in the amount of 3.166 billion hryvnia in favor of fictitious companies "controlled by the criminal group of Yanukovych, Azarov and Klymenko."
 
 
 
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