Finance police arrest two, seize 8mn in assets

Company manager, accountant 'evaded 8.2mn in taxes'

(ANSA) - Messina, January 28 - Finance police in the Sicilian city of Messina have arrested two men and seized eight million euros on suspicion of criminal association and multiple counts of fraud, sources said Wednesday.
    Manager Andrea Currò, 38, and accountant Michele Nigrelli, 55, were placed under house arrest on charges that include issuing fake invoices, false accounting, and destruction of company books in connection with Currò Trasporti srl transportation company.
    Officers also seized assets and real estate worth eight million euros.
    The suspects are believed to have evaded 8.2 million euros in taxes.
    The arrests came under a joint operation by the Palermo and Messina finance police called Dark Truck 2.
    Operation Dark Truck 1 in 2012 led to the shutdown of five Palermo-area cooperatives and the seizure of 62 million euros.


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