Guatemala: 14 Years in Prison for Tax Fraud

Mario Brol Samayoa has been convicted of money laundering, tax fraud, special case of tax fraud and customs fraud.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

According to investigations by the Prosecutor, Brol Samayoa exported gasoline to countries such as Taiwan, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, without paying Value Added Tax (VAT). "Because of this fraud the government failed to receive $91 million," according to the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) ".

"This action occurred because the accused allegedly established a network of companies with which it simulated gasoline sales and defrauded the collecting agency with income tax and VAT, among other charges", reported

According to the indictment, apparently Samayoa exported the fuel to Central America and Asia, but its operations had no legal backing, because the transactions were false, meaning that that the fuel did not leave the territory and was sold in the country.

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