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VAT fraud linked to the Carbon Emissions Trading System

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One year on from a Europol warning about an estimated 5 billion euros in damage for European taxpayers, caused by VAT-fraud within the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), law enforcement authorities around Europe continue to fight the criminal networks involved. In operations during 2010, several hundred offices all over Europe have been raided and more than 100 people arrested.

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  • Published: Jan 17th, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Belgium authorities press charges over suspected

The attempted European crackdown on so-called “carousel frauds” involving EU emissions allowances (EUAs) stepped up a notch yesterday when Belgium authorities charged three Britons and a Dutchman with VAT offences.

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  • Published: Jan 13th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Three Britons charged over

Belgian prosecutors highlighted the massive losses faced by EU governments from VAT fraud today after they charged three Britons and a Dutchman with money-laundering following an investigation into a multimillion-pound scam involving carbon emissions permits.

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  • Published: Aug 22nd, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Seven arrests in carbon trading inquiry

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HM Revenue & Customs officers swooped on homes in London and Gravesend yesterday and arrested seven people in connection with a suspected

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