The Direzione Investigativa Antimafia in Bari carried out an order of preventive seizure against a well-known entrepreneur of Bari.
The affected party, who had already been convicted with final decision for mafia-type association for the purposes of fiscal fraud, fraudulent transfer of values, was recognized as a person with qualified social dangerousness (at present and unless otherwise ascertained at the final stage following the cross-examination with the defence lawyer) for having committed serious offences, including corruption and drug trafficking.
Based on the preliminary investigations carried out by the DIA under the direction of the Public Prosecutor’s Office – Anti-Mafia District Directorate in Bari and agreed with the Court in Bari – Section Preventive Measures – the investigators documented that the several investments made over the years were the outcome of illicit activities.
In particular, the preventive seizure involved assets worth over 18 million euros.
The result achieved is part of the institutional activities carried out by the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia with the purpose of attacking the illicitly gained assets and the assets which are directly or indirectly linked to criminal activities so to safeguard the domestic healthy economy.
Bari, 6 October 2023
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