8 people prosecuted in Brussels for fraud and diversion of EU funds

8 people from Brussels-based company Agropromotion are being prosecuted for fraud.

The company was founded in 2007 and advertises dairy and agricultural products. A recent campaign of their aroused suspicion for the Brussel’s prosecutors office. They suspect that half of the funds came from European subsidies, a large part of which were paid to a private account.

According to information from Belgian news outlet De Tijd, the DG of Agriculture had previously decided to allocate 7.7 million Euros to Agropromotion. However, for the time being the amount that has not been delivered is frozen.

The prosecutors office has confirmed: “We confirm that a file has been opened at the Brussels prosecutor’s office for forgery, money laundering, active and passive bribery and criminal organization against eight people.”


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