10 agricultural and forestry entrepreneurs for extortion, corruption and aggravated fraud

From the first light of dawn, the Economic-Financial Police Unit of the Guardia di Finanza of Bari is executing an order issued by the Gip of the Court of the Apulian capital at the request of the Public Prosecutor of Bari, applying the personal precautionary measure against of six subjects, of which one in custody in prison and five under house arrest, as well as the seizure of assets against four companies for a value of approximately 2 million euros.

The precautionary measure is based on a seriously circumstantial compendium against the subjects under investigation, for various reasons, for the crimes of attempted extortion, corruption for an act contrary to official duties, ideological falsehood of the public official in public documents, aggravated fraud for the achievement of public funds committed in Bari and in the province of Foggia in the period 2012-2020.

A total of 21 people are investigated, including three public officials (including managers and officials) of the Puglia Region, ten entrepreneurs operating in the agricultural-forestry sector in the province of Foggia and eight agronomist consultants.

The details of the operation will be disclosed during a press conference to be held at 10:30 at the offices of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Bari, in the presence of the deputy prosecutor, dr. Alessio Coccioli.


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