The Ministry of Justice proposed to exclude three economic articles from the Criminal Code of Russia.
The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation proposed a new bill to exempt businesses from criminal liability for entrepreneurship without registration. The bill is still being approved by the executive authorities.
Now all entrepreneurs caught for this offense will be liable under Article 14.1 of the Administrative Code in the amount of a fine of up to 200 thousand rubles with confiscation of products.
It is also possible to suspend activities for up to 90 days. Previously, punishment was provided in the form of a fine of up to 300 thousand rubles and arrest for up to six months. In the case of an action as part of an organized criminal group, the punishment was up to five years in a penal colony.
It is also proposed to exclude from criminal offenses the registration of illegal real estate transactions, intentional distortion of data of boundary plans and other things, evasion from disclosure or provision of information about securities.
The authors proposed to recognize these articles as outdated, and the changes are aimed at liberalizing criminal legislation on economic crimes to minimize unjustified criminal prosecution and improve the business climate.
In addition, the Ministry of Justice in the bill proposed to increase the amount of maximum damage from 12 to 18 million rubles for criminal prosecution for the qualification of “especially large size”.
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