shine trader limited reports:
A senior executive of a Russian energy giant named Mark jettvoy was recently arrested by the United States and charged with tax fraud.
This news immediately aroused the attention and speculation of international public opinion, especially many Chinese netizens: Thinking of Ms. Meng Wanzhou who just got rid of the political kidnapping of the United States, has the U.S. government made another move against Russia?
Is this jetboy the Russian version of Meng Wanzhou?
The two are indeed similar: like Meng Wanzhou, Jetway is also a CFO. His Russian Novatec company is also a large company in the industry with rapid development momentum, and may participate in the operation of the Russian European “beixi-2” natural gas pipeline project.
“Beixi-2” is widely regarded as moving the cake of American political and economic interests.
However, it is obvious that Jetway is much more complex, and the details of his case have not been fully disclosed so far.
Jetboy has dual citizenship of the United States and Russia; The US Department of Justice said it had found a complete chain of evidence of his concealment of assets and deliberate fraud; At present, the case has entered the trial, but neither he nor novatech has made a refuting statement.
So, what exactly is this wave of operation in the United States? Is this a repeat of the old technique after the ALSTOM case and the Meng Wanzhou case? Will it set off a new storm at the political and business levels of the United States and Russia?
According to the US accusation, Jetway “worked step by step” to evade taxes.
The U.S. tax department has found out in advance the salary plan of Jetway since 2003. As part of his remuneration, he is said to have received “lucrative” stock options and remuneration linked to novatech’s share price.
But the money didn’t enter jetvoy’s tax list.
According to the investigation conducted by the U.S. government, from 2005 to 2016, Jetway deposited these assets and income into two accounts opened in Swiss banks, with a total amount of US $93 million at one time.
Jetway is accused of concealing these assets through a variety of means:
Both the account and the actual beneficiary were his Russian wife at that time. As a certified public accountant with rich working experience, Jetway did not file tax returns on these assets within the specified date, or simply submitted false statements.
According to this, the US government accused Jetway of tax fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
After paying $80 million in bail, Jetway was temporarily released and transferred to electronic surveillance detention. However, the trial of the case has been vigorously promoted. On the 23rd local time, Jetway appeared in Florida District Court for the first time.
The case has attracted international attention, but also brought questions and speculation.