St. Petersburg businessman gains rehabilitation over acquittal of gang organization
ST. PETERSBURG, February 6 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) - CEO of Petropolis company Mark Bronovsky convicted of a tax refund fraud has sued out a right to rehabilitation after acquittal of creating an organized criminal network, RAPSI has learnt from the United press service of St. Petersburg courts.
In April 2019, Bronovsky was sentenced to 6 years and 10 months for a 377-million-ruble ($6 million) tax refund fraud but acquitted of creating an organized criminal network.
Bronovsky was put in detention in February 2014. In June 2018, he was placed under house arrest. Therefore, the businessman was released in a courtroom because of the punishment endured.
There were 10 other defendants including lawyers and economists. All of them were acquitted of the gang membership. As concerned tax fraud charges, 9 defendants were found guilty, and one of them, lawyer Alexander Shved was
Investigators claim that between 2006 and 2009 Bronovsky, Shved, then deputy head of St. Petersburg tax service Tatyana Makarova and one more unidentified person organized a criminal enterprise and conspired to commit a 488-million-ruble tax return fraud ($7.5 million). Moreover, they were charged with attempted embezzlement of 377 million rubles.
Bronovsky is also a defendant in another 576-million-ruble ($9 million) tax refund fraud case.