At the disposal of the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Guardia di Finanza seized 20 million euros from DHL Supply Chain Italy spa, the Italian branch of the German freight transport company DHL, as part of an investigation into tax fraud.
The Public Prosecutor has discovered a complex tax fraud “characterized by the use of false invoices and contracts for the supply of manpower, carried out in violation of sector regulations”. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, DHL used labor hired through the intermediation of 23 cooperatives who alternated transferring workers from one to the other, and who used this expedient to avoid paying VAT and not to pay contributions to workers.
The operation, called “Mantide”, is the result of an investigation carried out by the Guardia di Finanza in collaboration with the Illicit Contrast sector of the Revenue Agency. During the investigative activity, several searches were carried out in the provinces of Milan, Monza-Brianza, Lodi and Pavia.