The Minister of sports of the Orenburg region is suspected of tax evasion

Министра спорта Оренбургской области подозревают в неуплате налогов

Minister of physical culture, sports and tourism of the Orenburg region Oleg Pigunov arrested on suspicion of tax evasion, according to the regional SK.

“Investigating bodies SK the Russian Federation across the Orenburg region the investigation of the criminal case on the fact of non-performance by the independent nonprofit organization “Sports club “South Ural” duties of a tax agent on the grounds of crime under part 2 of article 199.1 of the criminal code (“breach of duties of a tax agent in especially large size”)”, — stated in the message.

According to investigators, in 2011-2013 Pigunov, leading sports club “South Ural”, evaded from payment of insurance contributions to extra-budgetary funds, than caused damage amounting to more than 26 million rubles.

It is also indicated that in 2015-2016, the Minister has organized a private trip outside the region to participate in events that are not related to his performance. In 2014-2016 Pigunov, exceeding official powers, has provided free accommodation for two of his deputies and their families in apartments rented through the Orenburg regional public organization “Basketball club “Hope”, than caused damage amounting to more than 2 million rubles, reports the Agency.

All criminal cases are connected in one manufacture. It is noted that the Minister was questioned, he denied any involvement in the crimes. Currently Pigunov detained, the consequence solves a question on election to it measures of restraint. The criminal investigation continues.