Economic crimes

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05 March 2024|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported judicial authorities in Italy, Portugal and Spain in halting an elaborate money-laundering scheme via tax fraud. In a coordinated operation, five suspects have been arrested in Italy and Spain for laundering illicit criminal proceeds by committing VAT fraud on the alleged...
09 November 2023|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has supported the competent authorities in Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in a coordinated action against a group of suspects allegedly involved in tax evasion through sham contracts with foreign subcontractors. During an operation on 10 October, 39 business premises and...
PUBLICATION DATE:27 October 2023
The use of advertising to fund websites and mobile apps that offer pirated content has become an insidious practice within the online piracy landscape. This flyer gives an overview of the scale of the problem, the actors operating within the advertising ecosystem, and the types and formats of...
16 February 2023|PRESS RELEASE
Supported by Eurojust and Europol, judicial and law enforcement authorities in Italy and Germany have dismantled an organised crime group (OCG) suspected of illicit waste trafficking, false invoicing and money laundering in several European countries. Eurojust coordinated the joint action that led...
07 November 2022|PRESS RELEASE
Eurojust has enabled the formal hearing of the Qatar-based owner of the professional football club Málaga CF and three of his sons, as part of a Spanish judicial investigation. The Agency proved to be the essential link to set up contacts between the authorities in Spain and Qatar, exchange rogatory...
20 October 2022|NEWS
Almost 3 000 cross-border money laundering cases have been registered at Eurojust during the past six years. Since 2016, the number of cases brought to the Agency has been steadily rising. Over 600 cases were brought to the Agency in 2021, representing more than double of those registered in 2016.
PUBLICATION DATE:20 October 2022
The Eurojust Report on Money Laundering presents key findings based on Eurojust's money laundering casework and expertise built up over the years. It is the Agency’s first dedicated publication on money laundering. The report aims to support national authorities dealing with cross-border money...
29 August 2022|PRESS RELEASE
Authorities in Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland have dismantled a criminal network involved in a large-scale VAT fraud concerning tobacco smuggling. The estimated damage caused by the tax evasion to the European Union budget amounts to over EUR 8 750 000.
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Economic crimes cover a wide range of offences, including swindling and fraud, money laundering, corruption, intellectual property crime and environmental crime. Criminal investigations primarily tackling some other form of crime, such as drug trafficking , terrorist activities or trafficking in...
22 June 2022|PRESS RELEASE
Supported by Eurojust, authorities in Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and Latvia have undertaken a successful operation against large-scale VAT fraud involving the sale of used cars from the United States. The managers of five companies who allegedly acted together may have avoided paying at least EUR...