Tycoon businessman Mohan Galot has been charged before a Nairobi court with Sh 2.1 billion tax evasion.
Galot who is the Director of London Distillers Kenya Limited is facing 18 counts of tax related offenses including failure to pay tax which he is alleged to have committed between the year 2015 and 2019.
He is charged with nine counts of omitting from tax returns production volume and amount which ought to have been included and nine counts of failure to pay tax.
The accused denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and was granted a cash bail of Sh 1 million.
It is alleged that a probe into London Distillers (K) Limited found that the firm and its director devised a scheme to evade taxes, including Excise duty on locally manufactured spirits, VAT and Corporation taxes.
Investigations revealed that the taxpayer engaged in a scheme of gross under-reporting of production and sales volumes and purchase of packaging materials through associated firms.