In Italy, Sicilian criminals never seem to stop cheating their fellow citizens

(LaPresse) In Catania, the Guardia di Finanza on Sept. 8 executed a precautionary order against nine people for tax offenses related to excise taxes on energy products. With a scheme that also included the use of “cartiere” companies and the offsetting of taxes with nonexistent credits, the suspects allegedly damaged the public coffers by 28 and a half million euros between 2018 and 2021: they are accused of, among other things, tax fraud, evasion of assessment and payment of excise taxes on energy products, and issuing invoices for nonexistent transactions. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Etna’s capital city also ordered the seizure of the sum believed to be profit from the crime.

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