Two managers of taxi companies in Bulgaria’s second city Plovdiv were taken into 72-hour custody after an investigation by the Regional Prosecutor’s Office found tax evasion of more than 1.5 million leva (about 760 000 euro) at three companies.
The Regional Prosecutor’s Office said that on November 27 it would seek an order from the Plovdiv District Court ordering the accused to be remanded in custody permanently pending the outcome of their trials.
According to prosecutors, the tax evasion and failing to pay taxes due stretched back over the past three years.
Prosecutors said that they had questioned more than 600 witnesses in the course of their investigations, which began in March 2015.
There are about 1700 taxis in Plovdiv, and prosecutors alleged that 600 of them paid no taxes on their earnings.