Today, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Vilnius referred a criminal case to the Regional District Court, where one person is accused of fraud and forgery involving agricultural funds.
The evidence suggests that in 2019-2020, the suspect forged documents to attest that he was working on several agricultural projects, in order to obtain thousands of euro in European Union aid.
The accused received funds for one of the projects, and claimed financial assistance for two more.
However, after carrying out inspections, the Lithuanian agency managing these funds discovered that the agricultural activities were not being carried out, and terminated the support contract.
The person indicted is accused of fraud, attempted fraud, forgery of a document and possession of a forged document, causing significant damages to the financial interests of the European Union.