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€85 Million VAT Fraud Ringleader Arrested in Nairobi: EPPO’s Goliath Investigation Success

  • A suspected ringleader of an €85 million VAT fraud was arrested in Nairobi, Kenya
  • The suspect is a Danish citizen who had fled Denmark to escape arrest
  • The arrest was made after a six-month surveillance operation by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)
  • The suspect was wanted for involvement in a criminal organization trading consumer electronics and evading taxes through a VAT carousel fraud scheme
  • The EPPO received support from various authorities in Germany, Denmark, and Kenya for the arrest
  • The EPPO is responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes against the financial interests of the EU

Source: eppo.europa.eu

Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.

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