Director of Estonia's Apolineja OU in case related to designing of software for e-declaration detained in Ukraine
A director Estonia's Apolineja OU was detained in the airport of Dnipro late on Wednesday in the case related to designing of software for e-declaration for the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP), spokesperson of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan has said.
"The prosecutor's office of Kyiv region found out that former director of the company Miranda Yuriy Novikov concluded an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), according to which Miranda was obliged to develop software for the e-declaration system. After receiving funds from the UNDP, Novikov for the purpose of tax evasion signed contracts with Apolineja OU and deliberately entered untrue information to the contract on the development of software for the e-declaration system," Sarhan wrote on her Facebook page on Thursday.
The spokesperson said that the ex-head of Miranda LLC transferred $140,000 received from the UNDP and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to the bank account of Apolineja OU.
"At present, the director of the Estonian company has been detained. In the near future the court will choose a pretrial restriction for him. Investigative actions under underway," she said.
On November 20, the Kyiv region prosecutor's office completed the pretrial investigation against the former director of Miranda LLC, which withdrew the money of international organizations provided for the development of the e-declaration program for the NACP to an affiliated foreign enterprise and evaded taxes of almost UAH 1.5 million.
The former director of Miranda LLC is suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 of Article 212 (evasion of taxes, duties or other compulsory payments), Part 1 of Article 366 (forgery in office), Part 2 of Article 28 and Part 1 of Article 366 (forgery in office under prior agreement with a group of persons) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.