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Three suspects arrested for fraud with euro funds

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The European Public Prosecutor's Office announced that under its leadership the police arrested three people. 6 locations were searched as part of an investigation into illegal receipt of EU funds. 

From the seized evidence and documents, it was established that the suspects provided false information on behalf of another to obtain European financing. They used persons "of low socio-economic status" as impersonators to submit applications for agricultural benefits, the announcement said. 

The head of the organized criminal group was authorized by the impersonators as their representative before the Agriculture State Fund and the banks. This is how he received the funds from the EU and had full control over the fraud. Employees from the Agriculture State Fund and the regional agricultural office in Sevlievo are suspected of complicity.

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