Moldova: Farmers involved in tax evasion and money laundering

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February 5 2018

Five leaders of a criminal group have been detained for laundering 65 million lei and tax evasion, amounting to 6 million lei. The scheme involved several farmers who, to avoid paying taxes to the state budget, contacted the criminal group to falsify accounting records in the marketing of apples or other agricultural products.

In a press conference, Deputy Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Causes, Vitalie Busuioc, specified that two persons were charged in the case and eight have the status of suspects. The group had been trailed for three months, and on January 26, several members were detained.