RBD: Prosecutors applied for the seizure of shipowners' assets and up to 5 years convictions
Meanwhile, a request for acquittal was filed for Nicola Coccia
Criminal proceeding for the assumed tax fraud conceived by RBD Armatori (overall 37 million Euro unpaid taxes) finally came to an end.
As reported by Il Mattino, Public Prosecutors applied for 5 years prison sentence for Giuseppe Mauro Bottiglieri, Roberto Rizzo, Ugo De Carlini, Orsola Bottiglieri and Grazia Bottiglieri. Three years were asked for Luxembourg manager Federigo Cannizzaro di Belmontino, 2 years and 3 months for Lawyer Vincenzo Ussani D'Escobar, while ex President of Confitarma, Nicola Coccia, received a request of acquittal.
Shipowners were also charged with the seizure of assets which had previously put under preventive seizure.
The enquiry started after a tax audit of Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini Armatori Spa after the deposition of a testimony from the Head office of the Italian Tax Agency department to prevent International fraud.
According to the evidence RBD dodged taxes through a triangulation transaction which embroiled Torre del Greco-based company, LuxDynamic holding and Uruguay-based Mozyr, that issued corporate bonds.
According to Prosecutor's office, LuxDynamic and Mozyr were allegedly both controlled by RBD's partners and lending operations exclusively aimed to dodge taxes in Italy.