Twelve people were indicted in Rennes in particular for "
money laundering committed in an organized gang and use by an organized gang to the services of a person carrying out hidden work
", we learned on Saturday from the prosecution.
Three of these twelve people, who have "
no or little criminal record
", were placed in pre-trial detention, including a 43-year-old Turkish national, suspected, according to the prosecution, of being at the head of the companies. fictitious organizations that organized this hidden work.
The others were placed under judicial supervision.
Started in January 2020, the preliminary investigation had started following an anonymous information according to which "a Turkish national living in Nantes facilitated the employment of Turkish and Azeri workers in an irregular situation on the national territory by means of false documents", according to the report. parquet.
Acting since 2018, this organization was based on four fictitious companies registered by nominees at the commercial courts of Nantes and Rennes.
Deprived of equipment and premises, these companies billed bogus subcontracting services to construction companies.
This system notably enabled beneficiary companies not to pay compulsory social contributions and to employ undeclared people
, ”the statement said.
The study of the bank accounts of these fictitious companies revealed transfers made to natural persons not subject to any compulsory social declaration and being, for some, in an irregular situation in the national territory
", according to the same source.
Part of the sums received were also the object of cash withdrawals and money orders, almost exclusively destined for Turkey.
In total, the financial flows corresponding to these false subcontracting invoices were estimated at more than 4 million euros between September 2018 and April 2021
”, we continue.