(ANSA) - ISERNIA, MARCH 23 - They obtained tax credits for at least seven million euros relating to non-existent or never completed works through the Ecobonus and Superbonus regulations with the invoice discount mechanism: protagonists of the multiple scam against the State were three from Molise and one from Calabria from under house arrest by the Guardia di Finanza of Isernia.
"It was an important operation - explained the prosecutor of Isernia, Carlo Fucci during a press conference - both for the extent of the damage to the State, which we have already partly avoided since for now we are dealing with seven million non-existent credits, and also because we have focused on a whole other series of works to be verified which will probably avoid further damage to the State and citizens. Of the seven million, so far, 1.4 million have already been seized, but we are also verifying other construction sites".
According to what has been disclosed, the activities carried out against two companies, with registered offices in Isernia, have brought to light the illegal activities of the suspects "
Among those arrested is an accountant from Isernia, in whose office the two companies involved had their registered offices; the professional was also the director of one of them.
Also arrested was a professional from Campobasso, a technical certified officer of the building practices of one of the companies: he certified the regular execution of the works, providing - according to the investigators - "a decisive contribution to the fraud commission".
Among the buildings subject to false building practices was the castle of Torrella del Sannio (Campobasso), of which one of the co-owners, moreover already deceased, was the unaware holder of invoices for an amount of 145,680 euros for interventions under the ecobonus regime, never carried out.
Other properties have been identified in the provinces of Isernia and Latina.
The investigating magistrate ordered the preventive seizure of tax credits, of over one million euros, between the two companies with registered office in Isernia and another company with registered office in Velletri (Rome), apparently unrelated to the facts which, however, had purchased credits of illicit origin by one of the companies controlled by the suspects.
"It is clear that advertising the operation serves - added Fucci - to attract the attention of economic operators, when they buy tax credits. And I praise it because we have also seized tax credits sold to third parties who bought them in good faith. The investigations continue because we are analyzing material relating to many other works for construction sites examined".