In Ukraine, corporate rights and property of enterprises owned by a former deputy of the State Duma of Russia have been arrested. The total amount of seized assets is more than 1 billion hryvnia (about $28 million). It is reported by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.
The agency does not name the ex-deputy, but indicates that his firms are among the largest producers of paper and cardboard in Ukraine. In total, 25 properties were arrested.
The investigation claims that in 2019-2021 these enterprises evaded paying taxes totaling over UAH 132 million and legalized property on an especially large scale (Articles 212 and 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Presumably, the specified ex-deputy may be Vladimir Krupchak. From 2000 to 2011, he was an authorized representative of the leadership of the Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, from 2004 to 2007 - a deputy of the State Duma of the IV convocation and chairman of the subcommittee on forest resources of the Committee on Natural Resources and Nature Management.