The communication The National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) said a criminal organization trading with sugar has recently been liquidated, which evaded HUF 1.2 billion VAT. One of those tax fraudsters are Zoltan Mikoczy from Slovakia, who is the owner of Overdose (a famous Hungarian racehorse), and who was placed in custody by the police, nol.hu said.
Zoltan Mikoczy is suspected with VAT fraud committed in a criminal organization – hvg.hu said. The owner of Overdose that, is also known as the Hungarian wonder horse, could fraud VAT by sugar with his mates long ago.
According to nol.hu, NAV finance inspectors recently liquidated a criminal organization trading with sugar, which evaded HUF 1.2 billion VAT. Men from Kiskoros and Akaszto are suspected to direct the organization, which acquired granulated sugar on behalf of fictitious Hungarian companies from Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic. These goods were run through a network of Hungarian companies and were sold to the domestic customers with fictitious invoices. These customers also benefited from this.
The NAV communication was also mentioned that two Slovak nationals were in custody. HVG found out one of them is Zoltan Mikoczy. Local people told the newspaper he was taken out from a Kiskoros hotel by NAV people on April 14, Tuesday.
Kecskemet District Court confirmed Mikoczy was one of the suspects and he was in custody. If he and his 10 mates are founded guilty of VAT fraud, they can also receive a prison sentence of 5-10 years.
It is not the first time when Mikoczy has problems with the authorities. In 2009, the owner of Overdose stood before the Romanian court on charges of forgery, embezzlement and bankruptcy crime. Zoltan Mikoczy and his Hungarian business partner operated a meat factory in Partium, Romania. Against it, bankruptcy proceedings have been initiated. According to the Nagyvarad/Oradea police, they want to lure away their machines of their company under liquidation estimated about HUF 43 million, (RON 700 thousand) from the Romanian lenders, nol.hu said.
The Nagyvarad/Oradea Tribunal sentenced Mikoczy one year seven months to one year imprisonment served in prison, his partner was sentenced two years two months in prison. After that, the authorities wanted to expel both of them from Romania. They protested against the judgment of first instance and asked their release. Finally, in 2009, the appeal hearing upheld the request and released them.
based on the article of nol.hu
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