The Moscow City Election Commission confirmed the data of The Insider’s investigation that the candidate for the State Duma from United Russia, propagandist Yevgeny Popov, hid part of his income in his election declaration. Violation data published on the commission website.
According to the information of the Moscow City Electoral Commission, Popov did not declare more than 3.1 million rubles.
Recall last year The Insider based on data from past years appreciated the annual income of Evgeny Popov is 12.9 million rubles. Commenting on the Dozhd TV channel on the recent FBK investigation, the propagandist stated: “The data of the” Insider “is absolute bullshit.” At that time, Popov’s pre-election declaration, which should reflect his earnings, was still hidden. On August 3, the information submitted about Popov’s income was published in the media: according to the screenshot of the document, in 2020 he earned 11.4 million rubles.
The Insider also found out that the State Duma candidate withheld part of his income from the election commission (and voters). Why does Popov’s pre-election declaration contain underestimated data? We believe that when submitting the report, he could deliberately “forget” about part of the income and / or deduct personal income tax from his salary, but according to the law, the information is submitted to the election commission before taxes.
After the publication of the investigation, the Moscow City Electoral Commission checked Popov’s declaration and confirmed the data on the identified inconsistencies. There are no sanctions for hiding income for candidates.