Bloggers Valeria (Lerchek) and Artem Chekalin paid the tax inspectorate 500 million rubles, completely repaying the debt to the state. About it TASS the couple’s lawyer said Konstantin Tretyakov.
He said that the Chekalins contributed another 296 million rubles, while part of the previously paid 311 million went to cover current taxes. “In total, according to the decision of the Federal Tax Service, 500 million were paid. This amount includes arrears, penalties, and fines,” Tretyakov added.
The lawyer emphasized that the Chekalins were able to pay off their debts because the investigator lifted the arrest from their account. According to the human rights activist, after this the bloggers immediately submitted the payment order to the bank and paid the remaining amount.
The criminal case against the Chekalin family became known in March 2023. Lerchek was accused of tax evasion, and her husband was accused of being an accomplice. Later, the Chekalins paid back taxes in the amount of 311 million rubles. In August it became known that the bloggers’ case handed over to the central office Investigative Committee of Russia.https://musicnewsfirst.com/