The Judicial Chamber for Criminal Cases at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation partially upheld a cassation appeal against the verdict and subsequent judicial acts in a case of VAT refund abuse prosecuted as fraud on a particularly large scale

In its appellate ruling, the Judicial Chamber for Criminal Cases at Volgograd Region Court modified the sentence handed down by the trial court by upgrading the punishment from 3 to 5 years in prison.   The client’s family contacted ZPartners in the spring of 2017 in the cassation appeal phase. The attorney A.A. Bakradze consistently appealed against the judicial acts and, as a result, the punishment was reduced to the original 3 years in prison. Presently, petition by the client for early release on parole is pending final decision.

Events

June 2018
The criminal prosecution of the client with the termination of the criminal case initiated on the fact of evasion from fulfilling the obligation to repatriate money in foreign currency or the currency of the Russian Federation was terminated (clause "a" part 2 article 193 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Lawyer Bureau Belov D.O. in cooperation with his colleagues, succeeded in stopping the criminal prosecution of his client - a large regional entrepreneur, a manufacturer suspected of evading the obligation to repatriate money in the amount of more than three million US dollars.
April 2018
May 2017
Criminal case of crimes under Part 4 of Art. 160, part 1 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code, returned to the prosecutor to remove obstacles to its consideration by the court. Since the initiation of the criminal case in 2015, the client's defense was carried out by the lawyer Novokhatsky AA.
December 2017
May 2018
Ostankino District Court of Moscow sent a criminal case on the theft committed by an organized group on an especially large scale (part 4, article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). During the preliminary hearing, the team of lawyers working on the case managed to prove the violations committed by the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation in determining the jurisdiction, in connection with which, the criminal case was sent to the Nikulinsky District Court of Moscow for consideration on the merits.