On March 16, a panel of the District Court - Gabrovo approved an agreement between a prosecutor from the Gabrovo District Prosecutor's Office and the defenders of three defendants from Gabrovo, imposing penalties on them for participating in an organized criminal group and for committing crimes against the tax system, the court informed.

According to the agreement, the accused T.B.

pleads guilty that from the beginning of January 2016 to November 6, 2019, in Gabrovo and on the territory of the whole country, he led an organized criminal group (with participants three people from Gabrovo), created for a profit and with the purpose of committing of crimes against the tax system.

The European Public Prosecutor's Office revealed tax fraud through a complex network of companies, Bulgaria is also involved

With the same agreement T.B.

pleads guilty to aiding and abetting nine offences, for deliberately facilitating various persons managing commercial companies to avoid the establishment and payment of large or particularly large VAT liabilities by providing them with invoices with false content.

After the initiation of the criminal proceedings, the undeclared tax liabilities were paid into the budget together with interest.

For these crimes of T.B.

a general penalty of 3 years of imprisonment is imposed, the execution of which is suspended with a probationary period of 5 years.

On T.B.

a fine of BGN 1,000 is imposed.

The accused F.Y., who pleaded guilty to participating in the criminal group, is sentenced to 1 year and 6 months of imprisonment - suspended, with 4 years of probation.

A total sentence of 1 year and 6 months of imprisonment - conditional, with 4 years of probation, as well as a 700 BGN fine, are imposed on the accused M.Y.

With the agreement, he also pleaded guilty to participation in the criminal group and to the commission - in complicity as an aider - of three of the tax crimes.

An approved settlement has the effect of a final judgment.

suspended sentence

tax fraud