MP, pop singer netted by SDOE

A Greek MP and a famous pop singer were among those netted by Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) following almost 6,000 checks for fraud and tax invasion, Kathimerini understands.

The MP, who also works as a lawyer, allegedly failed to issue invoices worth about 1 million euros. The popular singer is being accused of failing to declare 2.8 million euros in income, SDOE said.

Meanwhile, SDOE detected 25 companies that issued 59.1 million euros worth of bogus invoices that led to the state losing 13.6 million euros in value-added tax.

Another 35 companies accepted bogus invoices worth 40.3 million euros, costing the state 10 million euros in lost VAT takings.