A man was indicted and detained on Friday May 13 in Toulouse for having organized a network of fraud and concealed work which allowed him to embezzle more than one million euros, revealed the gendarmerie.
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The mastermind of the operation "
had set up a vast system of placement of employees in the middle of traditional catering through structures functioning as temporary agencies
", explain the gendarmes of the Toulouse research section in a communicated.
The crackdown, organized under the aegis of the Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction (JIRS) of Bordeaux, allowed the arrest of five people in Boulou (Pyrénées-Orientales), in Perpignan and Bourges at the beginning of the week, before the setting in examination of the instigator of the project and another man.
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In several regions, "
he embezzled social charges, employers' contributions and a more or less significant part of the salaries of employees
", according to the gendarmes.
The main author, notoriously known by the courts, was under an arrest warrant
", they specify, before adding: "
He was arrested as he was about to cross the border Franco-Spanish to pursue its actions there