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Italy: Aquaculture producers investigated for suspected €4.5 million fraud

Following an investigation by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Palermo and Rome (Italy), coercive measures were decreed today against three aquaculture producers, suspected of committing fraud involving EU maritime and fisheries funds, with an estimated damage of €4.5 million.

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Czechia: Entrepreneur charged with using EU funds to pay debts

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) filed an indictment today at the Regional Court of Ostrava (Czechia) against an entrepreneur, for subsidy fraud and money laundering. He is accused of using EU funds allocated to an IT project to pay his own debts.

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Eight newly appointed European Prosecutors take oath before Court of Justice of the EU

Today, at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, eight European Prosecutors gave the solemn undertaking to comply with the obligations arising from their duties. They were recently appointed to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) by the Council of the EU, and replace – for a non-renewable mandate of six years – the eight European Prosecutors who finished their three-year mandates at the end of July 2023.

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Investigation Goliath: EPPO targets international ring suspected of €85 million VAT fraud

On 22 November 2023, 59 searches and other investigative measures were carried out in eight countries, in an action targeting criminal groups under investigation for an €85 million VAT fraud, led by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Hamburg (Germany). One of the alleged ringleaders of the criminal groups under investigation was arrested.