Ukrainian lotereyku suspected of organizing gambling

The national police opened criminal proceedings against the operator of state lotteries «Ukrainian national lottery» («UNL») on suspicion of tax evasion and the organization of gambling under the guise of lotteries. This follows from the decision of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv, published in the Unified registry of court decisions, reports «Apostrophe».

As established law enforcement officials and founders of the company «Ukrainian national lottery», «the Lucky land», «Earth» created a criminal scheme of evasion from payment of taxes in especially large sizes, legalisation of incomes obtained in a criminal way in especially large size by the use of fictitious companies and organizations classes gambling under the guise of carrying out state lotteries.

According to the investigation, «UNL» could conduct illegal activity and evade taxes for 2 years, from 2014 to 2016.

The case initiated on the grounds of criminal offenses under part 2 of article 205, part 3 of article 212, part 3 of article 209 and part 1 of article 203-2 of the criminal code.

May 15, 2009 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law «On prohibition of gambling business in Ukraine». For violation of the law provides a penalty of 8 thousand minimum wages with confiscation of the gaming equipment, and the income from conducting games of chance shall be transferred to the state budget. Gambling was not related to the organization and conduct of lotteries, Billiards, bowling, other games that do not provide for prize and winnings.

The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov calls on the Parliament to adopt the bill on gambling, which would set limits and procedure of licensing in the sphere of gambling.

Earlier media reported about the lottery monopoly, which was organized by the people’s Deputy from BPP.




Ukrainian lotereyku suspected of organizing gambling 10.02.2017

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