The owner of the Mall Columbus was suspected of evasion from payment of 98 million rubles.

The main investigation Department of the TFR in Moscow opened a criminal case against 45-year-old businessman Solomon Manasarova on suspicion of tax evasion in especially large size (item”b” part 2 article 199 of the criminal code), reported the press service of the Ministry. According to investigators, in 2014, Manashirov has developed a criminal scheme to evade from payment of taxes from the activities of shopping center “Armada”, under which the nominal owners of the shopping center were 18 affiliated organizations.

Investigators believe that it has allowed illegally to apply the simplified system of taxation, with the result that the budget has not been paid the value added tax and profit tax in 2014 totaling more than 98 million rubles In the framework of the case investigators conducted searches in offices and apartments at 15 locations and other investigative and operational-investigative actions directed on clarification of all circumstances of the committed crime, the report says.

Manashirov is the co-owner of shopping centres “Prague”, Columbus and the furniture center “Armada”, located on metro station “Prague”, as well as trade and exhibition complex “the GEM”. As written, the family Manasarova is considered to be the beneficiaries of Columbus developer — OOO “MEARS”.

Columbus, located on the Kirovograd street near the metro station “Prague” — one of the largest and latest shopping centres opened in Moscow in 2015. Its total area is about 277 thousand sq. m., anchor tenants — stores, O’key, M. Video, Decathlon and 14-screen “Kinomax”.

Manashirov of Solomon along with two other co-owners, shopping center Columbus (Novel Manashirova and Ildar Semievil) in 2016 took 24-th place in thirty of the “Kings of Russian real estate” by Forbes. According to the publication, their rental income 181 thousand square feet of retail space amount to $90 million.

Roman Manashirov in the fall of 2015 was arrested and charged with mediation in bribery (part 4 of article 291.1 of the criminal code) in the amount of RUB 2 million According to investigators, the bribe was supposed to help stop the organization of criminal community in relation to the business partner Roman Manasarova Jean Rafailova. He Manashirov denied his involvement in the mediation in bribery.