Businessman Mikalai Autukhovich starts another hunger-strike
Vaukavysk-based businessman Mikalai Autukhovich has started a hunger-strike that is a third one in the past two years. He claims that the taxation agency and local authorities have launched another offensive against his business.
According to Radio Liberty, the wife of the businessman, who is a co-founder of the Nika-Trans, was served a notice that said she was being called to account as a suspect in the criminal case of avoiding large tax payments. Iury Liavonau, the company director, is another suspect in the case. The property of both businessmen has been attached. They also threaten confiscation of all property in the firm.
What the investigators view as tax evasion is that the company provided to the businessman Autukhovich its drivers so they could work on his cabs. The investigators believe that the taxi services were provided by the company rather than the company, and the company does not have a license to passenger transportation. Which means it has to pay to the state the receipts gained during its activity from spring 2003 to autumn 2004.