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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


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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