The Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee (SCC FID) of Belarus held in the main office of Belgazprombank, Minsk searches and arrested 15 people in a criminal case on tax evasion and money laundering, reported the portal TUT.BY June 12.
15 arrested top managers of Belgazprombank, from among first-level managers, as well as former employees of the Bank who are now working in various commercial structures, said the SCC Chairman Ivan Tertel, notes the website.
“Work on this material we carried in 2016. Sent a request to a foreign state. Answers for a number of reasons received in December 2019. The content of the answers has helped to promote the event in respect of a group of individuals who systematically do not pay taxes in especially large size, and display the received funds in foreign jurisdictions,” commented Tercel.
He also noted that there is evidence of involvement in illegal activities Victor Babariko who declared participation in elections on a post of the President of Belarus.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko commented on the detention of employees of the Bank.
“I’m not afraid of anyone. And to me, this situation is disadvantageous, but the villains had to stop because I started to hide the ends in water. It failed,” he said.
Victor Babariko – Belarusian banker who has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Belgazprombank, from 2000 to 12 may 2020.
Presidential elections are scheduled in Belarus on 9 August. Lukashenka is going to run for a sixth term.
Among the most prominent candidates – former head of the “Belgazprombank” Victor Babariko and former head of the high technologies Park, a retired diplomat Valery Tsepkalo. He was one of the leaders of the election headquarters of Lukashenka in the 1994 presidential election, after his victory became the first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus.