Six cited for tax fraud at Roman coastal resort

Scam at Castelfusano 'country club' ran to millions of euros

(ANSA) - Rome, July 29 - Six people have been cited for tax fraud in relation to a multi-million euros scam at a popular tourist holiday resort on the coast near Rome, it emerged on Tuesday. Investigators said the suspects redirected earnings at a 'country club' in the Castel Fusano State nature reserve to foreign bank accounts via companies in Bulgaria and Liechtenstein. In this way the club is believed to have evaded the Italian taxman to the tune of several million euros.
    Further, investigators reportedly discovered concealed VAT bills worth one million euros and false invoices running to 2.2 million euros. In addition, they said the club made unlawful use of provisions for the temporary employment of 149 EU nationals in order to avoid paying their State social security contributions in Italy.
   

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