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It is noted that on July 18 the judge of the Pechersk district court in Kyiv received a motion from the prosecutor of the economic crime special investigation department at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine to appoint a snap audit of Mr Danyliuk on compliance with the requirements of tax, fiscal, and other legislation for the period of 1998-2016.

According to the court resolution, the Department has been investigating “intentional evasion of payment of taxes and fees (part 1 of Article 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Read alsoFinance Minister fills e-declaration: $155,000 in cash, house near KyivThe resolution says that, according to the data from the deputy address, Minister Danyliuk in the period of 2010-2014 headed the Coordinating Center for the Implementation of Economic Reforms under the Presidential Administration." According to his tax report, in 2010-2014 the official had received UAH 556, 162.98 worth of income.

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At the same time, the document notes that over the same period, he purchased the following property: a  house with a total area of 290 square meters, which costs UAH 2,054,000 (according to the preliminary purchase and sale contract), as well as a BMW X5 vehicle. In addition, in 2014 Danyliuk injected to his account at PJSC Ukrsotsbank another UAH 519,665.67.

"Preliminary analysis of the data concludes there are signs of possible evasion of payments of taxes and fees," the resolution says.

Read alsoPGO investigators receive permission to detain ex-Kyiv mayor ChernovetskyThe court notes that the prosecutor has proved that there are sufficient grounds to believe there is no other way to confirm or deny the fact of tax evasion by Danyliuk and establish the amount of possible damage than by appointing an audit for 1998-2016.

Thus, the court decided to satisfy the prosecutor’s request and appointed an unscheduled audit, entrusting its execution to the State Fiscal Service.