Vladimir Sandutsa. The investigative Committee of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic filed a second case under the criminal code relative to the largest local holding company "Sheriff" is actually impeding legitimate business activity.
in a statement posted on the Internet office of the Ministry, noted that the reason for the initiation of Criminal proceedings was the article "How do Transnistrians stole billion of dollars" to the Russian newspaper " top secret ", which was reprinted by the local newspaper " Transnistria "." The study of materials contained in the publication, gave grounds for initiation of legal proceedings on signs of the lawlessness, under part 2 of article 165 of the Criminal code, the PMR is actually impeding legitimate business activity ", - notified on the Internet representative office.
The investigation revealed that the customs Department between 2006 and 2011, the Company "Sheriff" had the exclusive right to import in Transnistria ethyl alcohol and tobacco products without payment of excise duty, duties and taxes. The same concerned the delivery of building materials and other consumer goods. Analysis of the investigative bodies, the amount of benefits provided by the company, amounted to 928 million dollars.
in early November, the SC brought criminal against the holding company "Sheriff" in fact, the smuggling of money in foreign currency in a large amount. According to the investigation, since 2010, the leadership of the Sheriff withdrew from the Republic in an offshore organization 254, $ 4 million in cash.
on the last Sunday of November 2015 in the unrecognized Republic for the first time to host a single day of voting. Elections of people's deputies city councils of people's deputies of villages (towns), heads of rural administrations and deputies of the Supreme Council of PMR. The main struggle for parliamentary space in the Parliament took place between supporters of the elected head of the PMR Yevgeny Shevchuk and supporters of the party " Update ", sponsored by the holding company " Sheriff ". It has a network of gas stations, supermarkets, TV channel, mobile and fixed communications, publishing house, advertising Agency, wine-brandy factory, 2 bakeries, textile plant, to the football club and the sports complex. The holding company is the largest taxpayer, transferring to the budget of the Republic almost half of all tax revenues.
The head of the PMR in October in a televised address to the people of the Republic said that if businessmen will continue to "blackmail the government, to intimidate people ""dealing with cops" of Transnistria.
Transnistria, 60% of the inhabitants are Russians and Ukrainians, sought to secede from Moldova even before the destruction of the USSR, fearing that on the wave of nationalism Moldova will join Romania. In 1992, after the failed attempt of the authorities of Moldova force to solve the problem, Transnistria was in fact not controlled by the Chisinau area.