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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
During the session at Baku Court on Grave Crimes, public prosecutor Farid Naghiyev demanded Leyla Yunusova and Arif Yunusov be sentenced to 11 and 9 years in prison, respectively.
Public prosecutor Farid Naghiyev read out the charges and said the defendants have been proven guilty beyond a doubt during the trial.
The court on this criminal case continued under the chairmanship of Afghan Hajiyev August 6.
The public prosecutor said that during their activities, Leyla Yunusova and Arif Yunusov were involved in fraud, illegal entrepreneurship and evaded taxes.
They haven't registered the grant agreement worth 896,000 Azerbaijani manats in the Ministry of Justice, he said.
When the grants were cashed in the banks, the Yunusovs didn't carry out any financial accounting, according to the public prosecutor.
As a result of the joint revision carried out by the Ministry of Taxes, Ministry of Finance and the Council on State Support to NGOs, it was revealed that Leyla and Arif Yunusovs have grossly violated the rules of financial accounting, said Naghiyev.
"Moreover, they haven't specified the funds cashed in banks in any income receipt," said Naghiyev.
The public prosecutor added that Yunusovs transferred these grants to their personal accounts in banks and after increasing these funds with interest, they illegally transferred this money to their bank accounts abroad, namely in the Czech Republic, Germany and Turkey.
They obtained property, including plots of land, houses in Turkey and Czech Republic with these grants, said Naghiyev.
All these factors prove that they spent these grants to obtain property abroad, he added.
Thus, without registering the grant agreements in the Ministry of Justice, they evaded large volumes of taxes, according to the public prosecutor.
"Moreover, while giving salaries to the employees, Leyla Yunusova wasn't paying taxes and allocations for social protection," said Naghiyev. "They also illegally carried out bank transfers."
Edited by CN