Cops uncover 'Ndrangheta COVID-funding ring

Eight people arrested

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 14 - Milan finance police on Tuesday arrested eight people in relation to a probe by DDA anti-mafia investigators that uncovered an alleged scam by members of the 'Ndrangheta to net public funding for the coronavirus emergency.
    The suspects are accused of felonies including criminal association for tax fraud with the aggravating factor of the use mafia methods and self-laundering.
    Investigators believe that a company managed Francesco Maida, who is allegedly lined to the San Mauro Marchesato Ndrangheta clan headed by Lino Greco in the Calabrian province of Crotone, obtained 45,000 euros in COVID emergency grants.
    Maida allegedly used false invoices as part of the fraud.


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