Hundreds of millions of rubles were arrested on the accounts of blogger Elena Blinovskaya and her husband as part of a tax evasion case. This was reported on May 6 by law enforcement agencies.
“As part of the investigation of the criminal case against Elena Blinovskaya, law enforcement officers identified and arrested four bank accounts belonging to the accused, as well as two Blinovsky accounts that were opened in two capital banks. The sum of the seized funds is hundreds of millions of rubles in various currencies,” the TASS interlocutor said.
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On April 27, Blinovskaya was charged with tax evasion on an especially large scale. The blogger was detained while trying to leave for Belarus in a rented car. Two other men were also arrested with her. The next day, the court placed Blinovskaya under house arrest until June 26.
On May 3, house arrest for the blogger came into force, it was noted in the file cabinet of the Presnensky Court of Moscow. The next day, lawyer Natalya Salnikova, representing Blinovskaya in court, appealed the court’s decision to place her under house arrest. The defense asked to choose a preventive measure against the accused in the form of a ban on certain actions.
It is assumed that Blinovskaya used a fraudulent “business splitting” scheme, that is, a tax optimization scheme when a business is divided and revenues are artificially redistributed among related parties for the sake of tax benefits.