A senior tax expert, Gabriela K.K. has been charged with 18 charges by the prosecutor’s office in Katowice and was subsequently detained by the Malopolska Regional Department of the Internal Inspection Office of the Ministry of Finance for involving in organized VAT fraud. The prosecutor believed that the detainee was aiding the organized criminal group with important tips and information, invoked acquaintances and influence in other state offices. The investigators tracked the organized crime group which had extorted VAT in the tune of over a million zlotys by using forged documents between April 2014 and May 2015.
They also tried deducting another 1.3 million zlotys before their plans were blown off by the prosecutor’s office which had already sent an indictment against 15 people involved in the dealings to a court in Krakow. The investigation revealed that Gabriela who was a clerk at the Tax Control Office in Krakow had been the adviser of the group and had assisted the group in extorting a million zlotys of VAT but also adopting 530 thousand, property benefits, invoice influencing and money laundering. Gabriela is facing about 12 years in prison at the end of the trial.