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Twenty Italian politicians involved in casino fraud

Tags: casino fraud, Italy.
Posted on 04 July 2017 by "T".

A total of 20 individuals, apparently high-ranking current and ex-members of the Aosta council, have been accused of intentionally committing fraud in the management of a casino in Italy.

The people being investigated included Augusto Rollandin, ex-governor of Valle d'Aosta, and other members of the Aosta council from the years 2012-2015, in which an investigation was launched into the Saint-Vincent Resort & Casino, a sensational yet 100% publicly-owned entity. Pierluigi Marquis, the mountainous semi-autonomous region's current governor, is also put under investigation.

The investigation is seeking to reveal that between 2012 and 2015, the region's administration tampered with the books to falsely create budgets showing intentionally lowered operating losses and unrealistic industrial development goals.

The high-ranking officials were accused of fraud - the casino's balance sheet showed that over €140 million is missing. The investigation is aiming to find out what transpired with four transactions that occurred between 2012 and 2015 - why did the amounts €50 million in July 2012, €10 million in September 2013, €60 million in October 2014, and €20 million in December 2015 were transferred or withdrawn from other stakeholders in the casino and publicly-listed companies.

The former and current local council members were accused of deliberately claiming to have simulated losses so that they can authorize payments coming from the regional funds.



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20 comments on "Twenty Italian politicians involved in casino fraud"

 Mober04/07/2017 17:23:34 GMT
Politicians at their best. No matter what there is no way a politician not to be involved is some "weird" case.
Either they participating directly, or looking the other way.

140 millions missing Smile 20 of them so in equal split thats 7 millions each Smile
 shokaku04/07/2017 17:51:55 GMT
Politicians and unguarded money? That does not end well. And the ens of the story will be: dealers, that swindle a casino out of a few thousand dollars will go to jail, bit those guys will stay out of it.
 Gerimantas04/07/2017 19:51:52 GMT
Yes no surprise to see politicians and problems that they are doing or law that they are breaking, this is happening in all world and people are not feeling even surprised no mo re this is just the action that people expect politicians are doing. Sad thing really.
 magatt96604/07/2017 21:06:17 GMT
Only twenty Italian politicians involved Confused Confused Confused good old times are definitely gone Evil
 pajalnick04/07/2017 21:39:42 GMT
It's quite strange for me to read the same news ... how it seems to me that if such things are done, politicians should have made themselves secure ... and if they did not do it then they themselves are to blame for this .... they caught by the hand and correctly
 DaCapo7105/07/2017 09:25:28 GMT
This polticians must be arrested for a long time, they can open a privat Casino in prison. Unbelievable what kind of characters this guys have, they do that bad things without a shame. And the money was gone i rhink...
 shokaku05/07/2017 09:31:46 GMT
Nope. Of cause this money isn`t gone. It just changed ownership. Blink
 Tony_MON7ANA05/07/2017 10:03:08 GMT
I am not sure if this is the case here, but in many parts of the world, organized crime, one of the most conspicuous sources of political corruption, has historically shown an interest in infiltrating the political arena to facilitate business.
 pochui05/07/2017 10:22:00 GMT
20 dudes sharing 140 millions of dollaros- yeah definitely great being a politician, why the hell i chose career as a prolific bullsh1t poster on brm forum still beats me... now i could've been amongst those dudes splitting a coll $7 mil and bathing in the caribbean.
 vaci3805/07/2017 10:36:08 GMT
To be a politician is the most profitable business in every country do you think they only got $ 7 million who knows how many times they divided a few more millions the one who gets the money will always want more
 dule-vu05/07/2017 16:55:38 GMT
well if you want to take such a big amounts,immediately you take that money and go in some foerign country,you cant stay in your country and to wait what will happen!but where are politicians and money,there will always be somebody who will steal!
 doubletop77706/07/2017 07:36:41 GMT
This is a fraud of massive proportions and the amount of money missing is huge. It looks like this has been going on for a long time and it will be very interesting to see how this plays out
 Mober06/07/2017 19:00:38 GMT
Posted by magatt966:
Only twenty Italian politicians involved Confused Confused Confused good old times are definitely gone Evil

Big Smile
 CALICUL06/07/2017 21:22:24 GMT
Many politicians neeed to go in jail for life or many years. Other politicians must to die because are traitors of the country
 av196607/07/2017 18:40:41 GMT
Hello my friends and fellow mobsters

Well this is a amazing storie Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile those italian politicians make the "mafia" look bad they do the same as them but But with the seriousness of having been elected Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Man power corrupts people and money makes them fools but money also rules the world Evil Evil

Stay cool Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Don`t forget to be happy and enjoy life
 damosk07/07/2017 22:43:52 GMT
Can you believe that such stuff goes on in the United States of EUROPEVILLE? Well, only in Italy ..... or anywhere else for that matter could or would something like this go down. Amazing only twenty people were discovered to be involved. How many do you think we're really involved? Maybe we could run a book on it!!!!!
 CALICUL08/07/2017 08:33:33 GMT
You are right. Politicians steal many billions in this world. But people sleeping...
 pajalnick08/07/2017 10:12:47 GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
You are right. Politicians steal many billions in this world. But people sleeping...

It seems to me that people who choose a career politician initially know about the money that will come along with the post .... and the fact that the money will be dishonest and violating the law is also known to everyone .... therefore, politicians are initially not very good people
 perattin08/07/2017 13:53:16 GMT

Nothing surprises me in regard to fraud of this type since not only Italy is seen involuntary, in most of the countries of the world it is exposed by the different portals of informaciona this news of corruption, fiscal evasion or as it is called.-
 Odysseus10108/07/2017 14:26:30 GMT
Does the mafia still have this level of sway in Italy, I wonder? You'd think that if these twenty officials were all in cahoots with each other that this would have been uncovered more quickly. You can't have a conspiracy with that many involved.

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