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Prosecutions in Sweden for serious tax crime

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The Hague, 18 June 2015

On 12 June, in the Haparanda District Court of Sweden, seven people were indicted for intentionally making fraudulent statements to the Swedish Tax Agency. The indictment concerns serious tax evasion in the form of fraud of tax and social contributions for a company active in the mining industry. The alleged crimes were committed between 2012 and 2015.

Eurojust coordinated the operation by facilitating legal aid to Spain and Finland, which included telephone interception, the establishment of bilateral contacts, holding a coordination meeting, and hosting a coordination center on the action day, with the participation of Sweden, Spain and Finland, supporting seizures of assets, the execution of European Arrest Warrants, and, at a later stage, the cross-border hand-over of seized possessions.

For further information, please contact:
Ms Victoria Vowden at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority, +46 10-562 92 32.

EUROJUST
Ulf Bergström
Head of Communications and External Relations
Press & PR Service
Tel: +31 70 412 5508
E-mail: pressPRService@eurojust.europa.eu

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