February 19, 2018
A complex system of “paper mill” companies, which allowed the clans of the ‘ndrangheta of the province of Reggio Calabria to clean up huge amounts of money. Two of the 27 detentions issued by the public prosecutor’s office in the early hours of Monday were carried out in Brianza, in the Vimercate area. This is Antonio Scimone and his wife Maria Mollica.
According to what emerged, one in particular of the arrested Brianza would be a prominent element of the criminal organization that, according to the accusations, would have guaranteed a safe channel to recycle the proceeds deriving, among others, from crimes of criminal association and troubled freedom of enchantments. Also in the province of Monza, the investigators of the district attorney of Reggio have seized several companies used for the alleged illicit purposes.
The crimes contested for various reasons are those of the mafia association, money laundering, self-laundering, reuse of money, assets, utilities of illegal origin, usury, illegal activity of financial activity, fraudulent transfer of values, tax fraud, criminal association aimed at issuing false invoices, bankruptcy crimes and more.