(ANSA) – MILAN, 23 JUN – Between January 2021 and last May, 8,850 people who received citizenship income in Lombardy without having the right to it were reported with a total “fraud” to the state coffers for about 82 million euros. This is one of the figures presented today on the occasion of the 248th anniversary of the foundation of the Guardia di Finanza, celebrated with a ceremony at the Cinque Giornate barracks in Milan, in the presence of numerous authorities, including the Minister of Tourism Massimo Garavaglia, and the Interregional Commander of the North-Western Italy of the Gdf, General Fabrizio Carrarini.
The scams discovered by the Lombard departments “to the detriment of the national and community budget”, including those in the field of social security, welfare and health expenditure, according to the budget of the Gdf, “amounted to over 591 million euros (with an increase six times in 2021 compared to 2020), with the denunciation of 9,816 people and total kidnappings for over 164 million euros “. (HANDLE).
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