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Zemplín businessman gets 11 years for tax fraud

The head of the panel of the Specialised Criminal Court in Banská Bystrica, after much scrutiny and summarising, sent businessman Mikuláš Vareha dubbed the “Lord of Zemplin” (a region in the east of Slovakia), behind bars for 11 years for tax and levy evasions.

The head of the panel of the Specialised Criminal Court in Banská Bystrica, after much scrutiny and summarising, sent businessman Mikuláš Vareha dubbed the “Lord of Zemplin” (a region in the east of Slovakia), behind bars for 11 years for tax and levy evasions.

The judge found that Vareha manipulated VAT accountancy, and thus robbed the state of almost €60 million, the Sme daily wrote in its Friday, April 19 issue. The once influential businessman who owned 70 companies and traded with commodities like bark beetles and tree grafts, pleads innocence and plans to appeal – citing procedural failings as reasons. Between 2008 and 2011, the businessman represented 11 companies, which traded with each other and, according to the investigators, thereby defrauded the state.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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