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Italy: EPPO cracks down on multimillion fraud involving EU funds

At the request of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Palermo (Italy), a freezing order of over €15 million, issued by the judge for preliminary investigations of the Court of Palermo, was executed today against seven individuals and five companies, suspected of fraud involving EU funds, self-money laundering and tax evasion. 

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Lithuania: EPPO investigates acquisition of night-vision technology for protection of EU’s external borders

Under the supervision of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Vilnius (Lithuania), Lithuania’s Financial Crime Investigation Service (Finansinių nusikaltimų tyrimo tarnyba – FNTT) is investigating possible fraud and forgery in the procurement of night-vision devices for the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service, aimed at better protecting the EU’s external border with Belarus. Suspicions have been brought against four individuals and two companies.

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Italy: Seizure of assets worth over €442 000 in investigation into agricultural funding fraud

At the request of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Palermo (Italy), a freezing order of over €442 000, issued by the judge for preliminary investigations of the Court of Catania, was executed today against three individuals associated with an agricultural business operating in the province of Catania, suspected of fraud involving EU agricultural funds.

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Investigation into acquisition of Covid-19 vaccines: clarifications

On 14 October 2022, while receiving an exceptionally high number of reports and complaints, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) confirmed that it was investigating the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines in the European Union. No further details can be made public about this ongoing investigation, in order not to endanger its outcome.