CCI: Putin gave the signal to cease persecuting conscientious business

CCI: Putin gave the signal to cease persecuting conscientious business


In a speech to the Federal Assembly, Vladimir Putin asked the state Duma to support the idea of the Supreme court on the decriminalization of articles on tax crimes.

MOSCOW, 3 Dec. The statement of the President of Russia on the decriminalization of economic offenses is a serious signal for the power structures that they ceased to persecute law-abiding businesses, said the head Trading-industrial chamber of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin.

“This is a signal not only for business but also a signal primarily for law enforcement agencies that participate in this kind of persecution. I think this is a very serious message, and I hope that he will respond very seriously and all law enforcement agencies that deal with economic crimes”, — said Katyrin.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, in his address to the Federal Assembly, asked the state Duma to support the idea of the Supreme court on the decriminalization of articles on tax crimes and transfer the crime, not representing big public danger, into the category of administrative offences. Thus, according to him, the repeated Commission of the offense must be qualified as a penal act.

“Such a problem exists, and even in the jargon of entrepreneurs describe the situation the President: “pressed, ruin, take away the money, and then let go”. That is, it has now become for many a tool in the struggle with its competitors, into an instrument for capturing someone else’s business”, — said the head of the chamber of Commerce.

He noted that currently the court accepts guilty only 14% of entrepreneurs, on which the criminal case. “And 80 percent by the end of the court are innocent, but nevertheless find themselves without means and without everything that they had before — it is clear that this is a serious problem for the country. And it does need to be addressed,” — said Katyrin.