[Explanation] In just 3 months, 42 shell companies were registered and purchased. In the absence of business premises and no real transactions, nearly 130 million yuan was falsely invoiced.

On July 12, the Wujiagang Branch of the Public Security Bureau of Yichang City, Hubei Province announced that the bureau, together with the tax department, cracked a case of falsely issuing value-added tax invoices involving more than 3 billion yuan, arrested 13 criminal suspects, and recovered nearly 100% of the tax losses. 163 million yuan.

  [Explanation] On September 2, 2021, the Inspection Bureau of Yichang Taxation Bureau of the State Administration of Taxation learned that there was a clue of "violent false invoicing" in a trading company in Yichang and reported it to the public security department. The Yichang Public Security Bureau Economic Investigation Detachment immediately joined The Wujiagang District Public Security Branch jointly launched an investigation.

  [Explanation] The so-called "violent false invoicing" means that the falsely issued enterprises do not fabricate any "business behavior", but simply and rudely falsely issue VAT invoices to the outside world.

  [Concurrent] Peng Peng, a staff member of the Police and Taxation Joint Case Handling Center of Yichang City, Hubei Province

  (We) retrieved the data, and then conducted data analysis, and found that the legal representative, financial director, and clerks of this enterprise had overlaps with many other enterprises, and the related VAT ordinary invoices and value-added tax invoices were issued through the same computer. There are 31 households in Yichang that have special tax invoices.

  [Explanation] The police investigation found that the suspect registered 31 shell companies in Yichang in just three months from June to September 2021.

The gang also used the same method to register or purchase a large number of shell companies in Chongqing, Wuhan, Enshi, Shenzhen and other places to receive invoices, making illegal profits through "violent false opening".

  [Explanation] On September 23, 2021, the Economic Investigation Detachment of Yichang Public Security Bureau, Wujiagang District Public Security Branch and Yichang Taxation Bureau Inspection Bureau jointly established a "9.23" task force to investigate the case.

By sorting out the facts of the case, the task force has mastered the key evidence such as the information flow and business flow of the gang in detail, and has basically identified the extraordinarily large fraudulent invoicing criminal gang headed by Zhang Moumou of Raoping, Guangdong.

  [Concurrent] Liu Daiyu, a police officer of the "9.23" task force of the Public Security Bureau of Yichang City, Hubei Province

  (The criminal gang) first has no bank account, the second is the MAC address (abnormal), that is (they have only three MAC addresses in the tax system), and the third has no IP (address), and the IP (address) is blocked. , Fourth (we passed) MAC address reverse check, (found) a large number of "customers", (show them) have issued invoices to tens of thousands of enterprises.

  [Explanation] On October 18th, the time to close the Internet was ripe. The Yichang Public Security Bureau organized 50 police officers, and together with several tax bureau cadres, went to Chongqing, Shenzhen, Jieyang, Xiamen, Wuhan and other places to carry out arrests and arrested Zhang Moumou. A large number of official seals, computers, tax control panels, tax Ukeys, blank invoices, fake invoices and other crime tools were seized, including 12 criminal suspects, and 1.1 million yuan in cash was seized.

  [Explanation] It was found out that Zhang Moumou arranged for his associates to register shell companies in Wuhan, Yichang and other places, and received invoices from tax authorities, and then established a large number of "sales" groups through social software such as QQ, and established them according to regional divisions. There are multiple false invoicing "data warehouses". Once there are "customers", the invoicing information will be sent to the associates through QQ.

  [Concurrent] Liu Daiyu, a police officer of the "9.23" task force of the Public Security Bureau of Yichang City, Hubei Province

  How did the thousands of (issued) tickets (the criminal gang) go?

They have a local courier specializing in express delivery, we have also checked, this person is very abnormal, how to send such a large number of tickets for express delivery, many (sending) data are not available, (it turned out to be) the express delivery list was consigned to other places by him, A person from a special express company is responsible for processing the data with him and (re) sending it elsewhere.

  [Explanation] At the same time, the task force also followed the clues and followed the line. Through the expansion of the case source, other "violent false invoicing" gangs were drawn. The cases involved a total of 44,000 false invoices, involving more than 5,000 companies, and the total amount involved in the case exceeded 30 billion.

  [Explanation] At present, another suspect surrendered himself under pressure, and the case is being further processed.

  Reported by Dong Xiaobin, Zhang Qian, Longjiang Yali, Hubei Yichang

Responsible editor: [Ji Xiang]