Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2015

Agrigento, investigation on Omnia Academy. Five Million business with migrants.


Conspiracy whose purpose was committing fraud against the state and deceit in public acts. This is the charge seven people have to face, according to the Agrigento attorney. At the investigation core Omnia Academy, association for social promotion, located at Favara, that had revenue of 5 Million euros running its migrants’ centres in 2014.

According to magistrates Salvatore Vella and Matteo Delpini, coordinated by Public Prosecutor Renato Di Natale, the association had committed several malpractices, especially in those procedures necessary for asylum request.
Under the direction of captain Stilian Cortese, around forty finance officials, have made perquisites in the municipal offices of several towns in the surroundings of Agrigento.
The Yellow Flames (the Finance Corps) have gathered documents from the municipalities of Naro, Camastra, Casteltermini, Canicattì, Favara, Cammarata, San Giovanni Gemini, Palma di Montechiaro, Castrofilippo, Alessandria della Rocca, Cattolica Eraclea, Sant’Angelo Muxaro, Porto Empedocle and Grotte.
Already in May, five notices of investigation because of fraud and deceit had been issued, with charge of exaggerating the numbers of migrants accepted in the structures administrated by the association so as to receive government financing.
According to evidence collected by financiers Omnia Academy – who represents one of the most important local structures in the hospitality field, with more than eighty employees – had increased by four times its revenue in just one year, going from 1,5 million euros in 2013 to 5 million euros in 2014.

Translation: Fernanda Pecile

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