The Federal Tax Service (FTS) of Russia is checking the blogger and ex-leader of Eagle and Tails Anastasia Ivleeva for tax evasion, as well as all financial transactions of Ivleeva Production LLC, which has not belonged to her since April 14, 2023. This is reported by the publication "Vedomosti" with reference to two sources, one of them "close to the government." Earlier, the Financial Guard Telegram channel wrote about the checks of the blogger. Ivleeva herself in social networks has not yet commented on the situation.
The advertising agency of the leading Ivleeva Production and several dozen individual entrepreneurs and companies came under suspicion. The report notes that Ivleeva rewrote her advertising agency to a childhood friend, Anna Samakova. In 2021, Ivleeva arranged for Samakova to be the manager of Ivleeva Production, but against the backdrop of blogger checks, she rewrote the business to a friend. The company's annual income amounted to 122 million rubles.
More than 20 counterparties of the firm received requests to provide information on transactions with the company. In addition, there are checks of operations on legal entities with which Ivleeva could cooperate. The FTS asked for financial statements for the last two years, as well as all business correspondence that her company kept.
Anastasia Krasnikova, a lawyer at the Blacklight creative agency cooperating with Ivleeva, told the publication that all the work was done “legally and transparently.”
In 2021, according to Forbes, Ivleeva became the richest blogger in Russia with a net worth of $2.7 million.
The Federal Tax Service has been conducting a large-scale check of bloggers and influencers for several months now. Earlier, the service took over the company of the singer Alsou, which since 2020 reports only a zero balance. The accounts were blocked, and the singer was asked to clarify the situation. On April 28, the Presnensky Court of Moscow sent the previously detained blogger and author of the Marathon of Wishes Elena Blinovskaya under house arrest until June 26 in a case of tax evasion for 918 million rubles and money laundering on an especially large scale. Before that, blogger Sasha Mitroshina stated that she had paid off the amount of debt to the tax service of 127 million rubles after the initiation of a criminal case, specifying that there was no intent in her actions.