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€1 million assets seized from Egyptian nationals for fraud involving residence permits for non-EU immigrants

Italian police have seized more than €1 million worth of assets from a 37-year-old Egyptian citizen living in Italy.

He is suspected of helping immigrants obtain a residence permit by providing false documents. The same was arrested by Italian police in early December last year and is currently in custody in Piacenza, SchengenNews reports.

After the man in question’s numerous requests to be allowed to offer hospitality to other Egyptians, suspicions increased to launch an investigation into his belongings and those of his 25-year-old wife.

As a result, it was discovered that the man had purchased properties in the area of ​​Pioltello (Milan) and in several municipalities in the province of Sondrio.

The assets of Egyptian citizens consist of 15 real estate properties and five plots of land in Italy

During the investigation it was noted that he had fifteen properties and five plots of land, including a vineyard. He had placed them under the names of his wife and another person.

The investigation into the Egyptian and seven other foreigners related to allegations of alleged fraudulent representation in public affairs, false ownership of assets and self-purification.

As InfoMigrants explains, between June 30, 2020 and August 8, 2023, the couple presented sixty declarations of hospitality and seven false residence registrations for non-EU migrants in the municipality of Pioltello.

Egyptian Flyer has submitted 60 hospitality declarations and 7 false residence registrations for migrants

They were offered more than €100,000. For a declaration certifying the offer of hospitality in the suburbs of Milan, they paid between €700 and €800, while for a declaration in the municipalities of Tresivio and Teglio in Sondrio the fee was 600 euros. Meanwhile, the costs for residence registration amounted to €1000.

Last month, Italian police dealt with such a case, also arresting 22 people and seizing assets from Rolex villas worth more than €600 million ($652 million) as part of an investigation into suspected fraud linked to the financing from the European Union and the European Union. Italians.

According to police, the group, which operated in several European countries, tried to defraud the EU recovery fund for the COVID-19 pandemic and Italy’s generous home improvement programs. Police arrested three Slovak citizens, two Austrians and seventeen Italians. At the same time they also carried out checks in Romania.

Furthermore, amid concerns over the possible presence of terrorists hiding among migrants in transit on the EU’s Balkan immigration route, it was decided to keep border controls between Italy and Slovenia in place until June 18.

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