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Italy: EPPO seizes assets in €1.3 million fraud and money laundering investigation

At the request of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Naples (Italy), the Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza) of Naples have executed a freezing order amounting to €1.3 million against four companies and their respective legal representatives, suspected of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.


Croatia: One convicted of subsidy fraud and document forgery

Following an investigation by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Zagreb (Croatia), the County Court in Zagreb has found one suspect guilty of subsidy fraud and document forgery, in relation to three projects, including a greenhouse construction, co-financed by the EU.


Germany: Three new charges in large-scale VAT fraud investigation Huracán

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Cologne (Germany) has filed an indictment against three defendants with the Regional Court in Düsseldorf. This is the second indictment in a large-scale VAT fraud investigation, code-named ’Huracán’, concerning the international trade of more than 10 000 cars.

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Statement from European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kövesi on proposed amendment to Austrian code of criminal procedure

The seizure, processing and analysis of electronic data are of paramount importance for any criminal investigation and prosecution.

The European Chief Prosecutor has duly noted that on 14 June 2024, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Austria proposed an amendment to the code of criminal procedure regulating the seizure of data and data storage devices, following a ruling by the Austrian Constitutional Court on 14 December 2023.