(ANSA) – FLORENCE, 14 JUL – They would have evaded taxes for ten million euros and then laundered the money in cryptocurrencies. The financial police carried out precautionary measures against 48 Chinese entrepreneurs active in the wholesale clothing and footwear trade, accused, in various capacities of criminal association, money laundering and fraudulent subtraction of the payment of taxes as well as the preventive seizure aimed at confiscation for approximately 14.5 million euros. Searches in the provinces of Florence, Prato, Ancona, Arezzo, Benevento, Bologna, Crotone, Forlì-Cesena, Milan, Modena, Monza-Brianza, Naples, Padua, Reggio Emilia, Teramo, Verona and Vicenza.
The measures, the investigators explain, concern in particular four Chinese entrepreneurs, under investigation for criminal association (three recipients of pre-trial detention in prison and one under house arrest), who, in the period 2018-2020, would have laundered income from tax evasion for about ten million euros. For another forty-four entrepreneurs, who are accused of the crime of fraudulent subtraction from the payment of taxes, the measure of the temporary ban on exercising entrepreneurial activities has taken place. (HANDLE).