By the way, a criminal case has already been opened against Lerchek. The accomplices of the 30-year-old blogger were her relatives, including her husband Artem Chekalin. They helped the social media star evade multimillion-dollar taxes.
“Valery Chekalina was charged under Part 2 of Art. 198 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (tax evasion by an individual by failure to submit a tax return, committed on an especially large scale), and Artem Chekalin – under part 5 of Art. 33, part 2 of Art. 198 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (assistance in tax evasion by an individual). The relevant procedural documents were received by the prosecutor’s office of the Northern Administrative District.
It was established that the individual entrepreneur Chekalina Valeriya Valerievna, with the complicity of A. Chekalina, evaded paying value added tax for the period 3.4 quarters of 2020, 1-4 quarters of 2021, as well as tax on personal income for 2020-2021 on a total amount of more than 311 million rubles, which is a particularly large amount, ”the Moscow prosecutor’s office said.