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The owner of foreign companies, accused of tax evasion for nearly 3 billion rubles was extradited to Russia from Spain
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At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, Andrei Kushul was extradited to Russia by the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Spain.

He is accused of the crimes covered by Article 33 (3), Article 199 (3 “b”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organization and management of tax evasion payable by an organization, by including knowingly false information in the tax return, on an especially large scale), Article 199 (2 “a”, “b”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (evasion of taxes payable by an organization by including knowingly false information in the tax return, by a group of persons, by prior collusion, on an especially large scale).

According to the investigation, from 2011 to 2016, Mr Kushul, being the owner of 50% of shares of foreign companies “Akma Engineering Limited” and “Kerinea Limited”, as well jointly with another person, a co-equal owner of “Rosan” group of companies, organized and directed the criminal group created for tax evasion. Its participants provided knowingly false information in their tax returns. Thereby they reduced the tax burden of “Rosan Trade” which is part of the group of companies.

As a result of these criminal acts, the taxes valued at about 3 billion rubles were not paid to the Russian Federation budget.

After the commission of crime, Kushul fled from the law enforcement agencies and was put on the wanted list.

In August 2019, he was detained in Spain. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a request to foreign colleagues for his extradition, which was granted.

The extradition of the accused to Russia was secured owing to the close cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Spain.

Andrei Kushul will be taken to Moscow, accompanied by the officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and the NCB of Russia.

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