Investigators launched a pre-trial investigation into alleged fraud, embezzlement and false accounting, and brought suspicions against the director, 45, of a Mažeikiai-based enterprise. The man established the enterprise last October and signed contracts on providing accommodation and catering services for 400 people.
According to the statement by the FCIS, the businessman is suspected of having signed real and fictitious rental contracts with local residents for the purpose of deceiving Mažeikiai oil refinery. As a result, rental rates were inflated by a third or even by a half. In some cases, Polish workers would be accommodated at other locations and not stated in the contract.
The suspect would receive the difference in real and paid rental payments without paying any taxes. It emerged that the Mažeikiai businessman managed to receive around LTL 55,000 (almost EUR 16,000) just in two months from two fictitious landlords.
Poland’s PKN Orlen owns 100 percent of Orlen Lietuva.