Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested two individuals involved in a large-scale scheme to steal taxes in the form of non-remitted VAT in fuel trade. The detainees are associated with an organized criminal group which operated in Poland during 2014-2016.
Authorities have already charge at least 190 other individuals in relation to this tax fraud scheme. The scheme cost the Polish government at least PLN 109 million ($26.17m).
One of the two new detainees informally maintained the accounts of entities in fuel supply chains. The second detainee helped find people working in “disappearing taxpayer” entities present in the fuel supply chains in Poland.