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Operation ‘In Vino Veritas’ in Italy: €2 million seized in fraud case involving EU agricultural funds

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Thanks to an investigation led by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Milan and carried out by the Nucleo di Polizia Economico-Finanziaria Milano, the Italian Financial Police of Milan (Guardia di Finanza Milano) seized more than €2 million from an Italian company today.  

The Italian company, which is active in the wine sector, is suspected of having fraudulently obtained EU funds related to the promotion of agricultural products within and outside the EU. The suspects were granted the funds in the form of a direct loan of more than €5 million, of which more than €2 million had been paid out already – this €2 million was successfully seized today, thanks to excellent cooperation between all authorities involved.