Police uncover case of massive tax fraud
Investigators have proposed filing charges against two men and one woman for massive tax evasion to the tune of 2.6 billion crowns. The scam involved imported fuels from Slovakia, which was sold on false customs papers. The criminal activities date back to the years 1996-2002 when the Bena company imported more than 200,000 tonnes of diesel oil and petrol from Slovakia to the Czech Republic. The police say the prosecuted persons have stripped the state of 1.9 billion crowns in excise tax and another 750 million crowns in VAT. If charged and convicted the suspects could face up to ten years in jail.