Landau / Kaiserslautern (ots) - Customs carried out four arrest warrants under the leadership of the financial control undeclared work Landau on suspicion of organized undeclared work in the Palatinate and Baden between October 2019 and February 2020.
At the last arrest in February, the person in charge of a company even hid under the bed to avoid being arrested - but to no avail.
The accused are accused of concealing illegal work for years by posting so-called bogus bills. The bogus invoices are used to show virtual costs that can later be paid out as "black wages".
Three managing directors of construction companies for building construction and shell construction as well as flat roof work with the involvement of a "straw man" managing director are said to have smuggled 8 million euros in social security contributions past the social security agencies in five years.
23 searches in residential and business premises as well as tax consultants were carried out in parallel with the arrests, and a total of 125 customs officers were deployed. The measures were supported by the tax investigation department and the federal police.
As part of the extensive search measures, numerous pieces of evidence, such as hourly records, incoming and outgoing invoices, etc. were secured and are currently being evaluated.
The investigation is pending at the public prosecutor's office - Central Office for Commercial Criminal Matters - Kaiserslautern.
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Originally written by: Main customs office in Saarbrücken
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