of April 21, 2006 No. PP-331
About measures for strengthening of fight against crimes in the financial and economic, tax sphere, with legalization of the criminal income
Law enforcement, financial bodies of the country carry out purposeful work on identification and suppression of offenses in the tax sphere, fight against corruption, by the facts of tax avoidance and other obligatory payments, violations of established procedure of the address of cash, illicit trafficking in foreign currency.
The important role in law enforcement in the economic and financial sphere is allocated for Department on fight against tax and currency offenses under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In five years of the activities by Department more than 52 thousand violations of the law in the tax and currency sphere were revealed, on 13530 criminal cases are brought, 38887 persons are brought to the administrative responsibility.
The loss is indemnified by the taken measures and it is in addition collected in the budget of taxes and other obligatory payments for total amount 142, by one billion sum, withdrawn illegally the inventory items imported into the republic on the amount of 22,4 of one billion sum. 2420 offenses connected with illicit trafficking, concealment and foreign exchange outflow are opened.
At the same time, in work on the organization of fight against tax, currency, other economic crimes there are massive faults and unused reserves.
There is low system effectiveness of identification and neutralization of sources and deep reasons of criminal manifestations in the economic, financial, tax sphere, forming of "shadow business", channels of foreign exchange outflow and removal of large money from bank turnover. Modern forms, methods and means of information and analytical work on the deep analysis, identification and suppression of the facts of legalization of income gained from criminal activities are not used.
High public danger of the specified crimes requires the complex, accurately coordinated work of all system of the operational investigative, bank, controlling and supervising structures on timely identification and neutralization of offenses in the economic and financial sphere.
The major task is creation of effective system of financial investigation and monitoring, implementation in operational search work of the modern means of fight based on use of information and communication technologies.
Activities of field services and divisions of inquiry are generally oriented to prevention of the obvious, lying on surface crimes and does not provide the deep analysis and identification of the reasons generating them.
Work on creation of single computer base of centralized accounting of offenses in the tax and currency sphere and persons who made them is not complete.
Level of interaction of law enforcement agencies, state governing bodies, financial and bank institutions concerning the organization of fight against economic, financial crimes, implementation of monitoring of criminogenic situation, carrying out scheduled maintenance in this area does not meet the modern requirements.
Radical review is required by system of selection, preparation, retraining of personnel, equipping of analytical, operational divisions of Department technical and criminalistic means.
For the purpose of enhancement of system of fight against crimes in the economic, monetary and tax sphere, and also implementation of requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "About counteraction of legalization of income gained from criminal activities and to terrorism financing":
1. Transform Department on fight against tax and currency offenses under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Department on fight against tax, currency offenses and legalization of the criminal income under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - Department).
Create in structure of Department management on counteraction of legalization of income gained from criminal activities and to terrorism financing, having increased the extreme number of managerial personnel of Department and its territorial subdivisions by 20 units.
Determine that the Department is independent specialized authorized law enforcement agency under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan which main objective is the organization and carrying out operational and analytical, detective work in the sphere of fight against tax, currency offenses and offenses and legalization of the criminal income, and also compensation of the economic damage caused as a result of making of the specified crimes.
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