Professionals from Asti would also be involved in the operation of the Guardia di Finanza of Turin, “Absolute zero”, which led to the kidnapping for over 52 million euros towards 30 people and 19 companies, for the crime of fraudulent declaration and undue offsetting of non-existent tax credits. The investigations, coordinated by the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office and conducted by the financiers of the Turin Economic-Financial Police Unit, made it possible to reconstruct a system of fraud. According to the Finance Department, there was a network of companies, some of which “paper” companies, lacking means of production and formally registered, for the most part, to nominees who do not own, with the sole function of documenting transactions that never took place. THEThe mechanism provided for the pre-establishment of tax credits, then non-existent results, which, through the fraudulent recourse to the institutes to take over the tax debt or the assignment of the credit, were then sold, for about 35% of the compensated amount, to third parties, in order to allow them to be offset with real tax debts , thus benefiting from an undue saving of taxes due, in many cases completely “zeroing out” their debt positions towards the tax authorities.
Among the people involved, the involvement of 11 professionals operating in Piedmont, Marche, Tuscany, Lazio Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia and Sicily emerged and also in the Asti area. In violation of their professional duties, they made, in first person, false tax payments. Among the assets seized are over 570 current accounts, 37 properties, 44 vehicles, including a Ferrari 599 GTO.