Ukraine opens tax evasion case against Yanukovich’s son
KIEV, June 3 (RAPSI) – Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office is currently investigating a tax evasion case against Alexander Yanukovich, the eldest son of recently ousted president Viktor Yanukovich, deputy Prosecutor General Aleksei Baganets told journalists on Tuesday.
According to the prosecutors, Aleksandr Yanukovich conspired to enter a tax evasion scheme to evade payments from his MAKO corporation. The current damage is estimated at 50 million hryvnas.
On February 22, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada (parliament) impeached Viktor Yanukovich and amended the constitution. Ukrainian media reported that law enforcement agencies have been unable to identify Aleksandr Yanukovich’s whereabouts since February 23
Aleksandr Yanukovich is also wanted on charges of forgery, fraud and issuance of knowingly false documents when in the discharge of his duties, which resulted in serious consequences. The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison.
His estimated fortune is $367 mn to $510 mn. He also owns the MAKO corporation although there is no data on his capital assets. According to the media, Yanukovych owns a number of energy, gas and coal producing companies, the Marinservice construction company, currently involved in renovating an embankment in Balaklava; Artyomovsk Winery and Artvin winery as well as the Ukrainian Development Bank.