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France: EPPO carries out searches and arrests four people in probe into €60 million VAT fraud

This week (9 April), the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Paris (France) carried out searches and arrested four suspects in western France, in a probe into an alleged VAT fraud of around €60 million. More than €12.5 million were seized in assets, bank accounts and financial instruments in France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, alongside documents, data and media storage devices.

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Investigation ‘Resilient Crime’: 22 arrests in raid against criminal organisation suspected of €600 million fraud involving NextGenerationEU funds

In the context of an international large-scale investigation led by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Venice (Italy), dozens of searches and seizures took place, and 22 arrests were made today in Italy, Austria, Romania and Slovakia, in a probe into an alleged criminal organisation suspected of defrauding €600 million from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) for Italy.

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Bulgaria: EPPO leads evidence-gathering searches in probe into Zheleznitsa tunnel

Today, at the request of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Sofia (Bulgaria), searches are taking place in six companies and four private houses in two Bulgarian districts. The searches are intended to gather evidence in a suspected case of embezzlement, misuse of EU funds and money laundering linked to the construction of the Zheleznitsa tunnel, the longest road tunnel in Bulgaria that was recently opened for traffic.