In a criminal case launched on the basis of the judicial recommendation of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) the Central Investigative PPO has submitted an indictment to the Metropolitan Court of Justice for the crimes of budgetary fraud committed business-like, in criminal conspiracy causing extraordinary great damage, breech of accounting regulations, as well as the use of a forged private document.
According to the essence of the indictment the commission of the crime was in connection with a public procurement procedure. The public procurement-winning syndicate had a sub-contractor company and the manager of this company – in order to illicitly reduce the VAT and company tax paying obligations after his incomes – has procured fictive cost-invoices between 2011 and 2013 from the managers of three other companies. The manager of the sub-contractor firm has set these invoices into the bookkeeping of the company, although there were no real economic transactions behind these invoices. This act has caused – in VAT and company tax – HUF 84.000.000 (approx. EUR 240.000) damage to the budget.
With the installment of the fictitious invoices into the accountancy of the company the manager has also violated the accounting order causing a relevantly influencing fault concerning the transparency of the economic activity of the company affecting all three business years.
In the indictment the prosecutor has moved to impose imprisonment and prohibition from public affairs against the manager and one of his accomplices – latter person is charged with issuing of fictive invoices with a tax content of more than HUF 70.000.00 (EUR 200.000). Against two more accused persons the PPO has moved to impose a suspended sentence. Besides that the PPO has moved to impose prohibition from managing a company and a fine against all perpetrators.
Original version (in Hungarian)
- Publication date
- 5 October 2020
- European Anti-Fraud Office
- News type
- Partner's press release