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Trading in phony invoices. Two individuals detained

The officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau have detained further individuals suspected of trading in phony invoices.

Two business owners from Wielkopolska have been detained by the officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Poznań. As determined by the Bureau's investigators, one of them accepted previously issued bogus VAT invoices amounting to approximately PLN 6 million, part of which he used himself, and the remaining ones transferred to several other economic operators. The invoices were used to reduce the operators’ tax liabilities.

The CBA officers are also searching the places of residence, the premises of alleged business activities, and the accounting offices to secure the documentation, the assets, and the items which may provide evidence.

These are not the CBA's first activities in this case. In September and December of the last year, the CBA officers detained 7 individuals participating in the abovementioned practice. The group operated in Wielkopolska in the years 2013 - 2018. Phony invoices for alleged marketing of car parts were issued in the years 2013 - 2018. The total value of the invoices issued amounted to PLN 12 million. The value of the VAT extorted amounted to PLN 3.5 million.

The detainees will be presented with charges in the District Prosecutor's Office in Poznań.

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