Precious stone dealers face stiff punishment for VAT fraud

THE INVESTIGATOR of the National Criminal Agency has charged three people with tax fraud. According to him, the accused were illegally claiming VAT refunds. They now face seven to 12 years in prison, the TASR newswire reported on August 27.

THE INVESTIGATOR of the National Criminal Agency has charged three people with tax fraud. According to him, the accused were illegally claiming VAT refunds. They now face seven to 12 years in prison, the TASR newswire reported on August 27.

The police identified the culprits as Matej B. (39), Pavol P. (40) and Garik V. (41) who operated in Bratislava Region. The fraud involved unauthorised claims for VAT refunds.

They reportedly created a chain of companies that were connected through specific people or properties. The firms declared they were trading gemstones, for which they created fake accounting documents. They subsequently asked for VAT refunds worth €580,000, which they received from the tax offices, according to TASR.

The police then set up an operation during which they detained the three men and seized documents and computers. The materials are now being inspected by experts in electronics, finance and precious stones.

The police proposed to prosecute two of the men in custody, but the judge turned down their request, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

The car belonged to Hyza in the past, now carried Hungarian plates.

Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria

DOZENS of refugees have lost their lives near the Slovak border today, in a van carrying the brand of a Slovak company.

Some farms in Slovakia are in danger.

Slovak milk producers to protest in Brussels

THE CURRENT crisis in milk production not only causes losses for farmers, but it may also result in some of them closing down their businesses.

The construction of the refugee camp in Berg is underway.

Minister surprised by refugee camp close to Slovak border

THE CONSTRUCTION of a refugee camp for migrants from Syria close to the Austrian-Slovak border has caught Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák by surprise, the TASR newswire learnt on August 26.

There are about 120 old industrial waste dumps in Slovakia.

Pollution from communist era remains a problem

LEAKING toxic pollution from the old chemical waste dump in Bratislava’s Vrakuňa neighbourhood has already contaminated local ground water and continues to spread. 

MOST READ ARTICLES


  1. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  2. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  3. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  4. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  5. Discover natural wonders by foot
  6. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  7. Skalica typical pastry “trdelník” is a hit in South Korea
  8. Pollution from communist era remains a problem
  9. Police find lost Andy Warhol picture
  10. A Slovak placed online ad offers money for shooting migrants
  1. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  2. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  3. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  4. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  5. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover
  6. Slovak grandfather receives birthday wishes from all over the world
  7. Bratislava Flagship Restaurant
  8. A Slovak placed online ad offers money for shooting migrants
  9. Discover natural wonders by foot
  10. Company selling land for Jaguar plant oppose fraud claims
  1. Slovakia and its shameful policy on refugees
  2. Slovakia set to get Land Rover plant
  3. Interior Minister surprised by news of refugee camp close to Austrian border
  4. Refugees die in a truck near Slovak border in Austria
  5. A Slovak placed online ad offers money for shooting migrants
  6. Abolishing milk quotas causes problems
  7. Foreign media are reporting on Slovakia’s stance towards Muslim immigrants
  8. Use “women’s power” to tackle talent shortage
  9. Slovak man's story part of Titanic exhibition in Bratislava
  10. Crooks may land €2 million in land deals for Jaguar Land Rover