ECONOMY

SDOE arrest owners of Attica firms issuing fake invoices

The Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) announced on Wednesday that its officers had arrested 27 owners of companies which had either issued bogus invoices or had made transactions without providing tax information. The arrests were made in March and all companies concerned were operating in the Attica region.

According to the department’s report, seven companies had issued fake invoices worth 20.3 million euros, three firms had failed to report transactions worth over 2 million euros while another 17 enterprises had received false tax information for transactions worth 7.8 million euros.

Meanwhile, the SDOE office operating in the region of central Greece was investigating a case of foreign nationals illegally employed as private nurses at the Halkida hospital on Evia.

Other cases being investigated by SDOE involve a plastic surgeon who has failed to declared income worth 1.9 million euros to tax authorities.

At the same time, a prosecutor has ordered controls on citizens who have been purchasing gold from local lenders.