Ex-SFS head, agricultural tycoon suspected of massive VAT refund fraud
On Oct. 17, 2022, NABU and SAPO served suspicion notices to the former head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, who received USD 5.5 million and more than EUR 21 million in undue advantage for VAT refunds to agricultural holding companies, and his accomplice (adviser, the owner of the agricultural holding). Their actions fall under Part 4 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The owner of the agricultural holding was notified of suspicion of bribery (Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Since his whereabouts are unknown, he was notified of suspicion in absentia (under Article 135, Article 278 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine).