Belarus IT community shocked by the arrest of known businessman Viktar Prakapenya for illegal sales of IT technologies.
“It is unlikely that this is connected with his work as an IT businessman. Most likely, it’s some other area where he had some interests, but probably not IT. In any case, it will affect the image of the Belarusian IT business,” says Vadzim Stankevich, editor of Computer News.
The big name IT businessman was charged with getting revenue of 650 thousand US dollars without a necessary state registration as a business entity. As a result, for a crime committed, according to the investigation, in an organized group, Viktar Prakapenya may face up to seven years in prison with confiscation of property.