Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018

Ligresti probes broaden to include accounting fraud


Turin, February 7 - Turin investigators said on
Thursday that they are broadening probes into members of the
Ligresti family, the former majority owners of the
nearly-defunct Milano Assicurazioni and Fonsai insurance
companies, for damages to the companies' former shareholders and
accounting fraud.
Investigators are looking into alleged consulting and
service contracts for "tens of millions (of euros)" with
companies' related to the Ligresti family.
The offices and homes of family members are being search,
investigators said.
The boards of directors of the two companies, which almost
collapsed last year, called for shareholder meetings on the
13th and 14th of March to determine actions against former
company administrators and auditors.
The meetings will determine what actions to take against
Ligresti family members Salvatore, Jonella, Giulia and Paolo,
former Chief Executive Fausto Marchionni as well as councilors
and auditors who served with the two companies.
In the statement Tuesday Matteo Caratozzolo, Fonsai's
administrator, said that in real estate transactions he
investigated the group "was subjugated to the will of the
Ligresti family, through the action of yes-men administrators.
The value of the damages caused is "huge, in the order of
hundreds of millions of euros," Caratozoolo said.
Caratozzolo also said in his report that Salvatore Ligresti
was paid "abnormal compensation for the purpose of making the
Fonsai group purchase real estate owned exclusively by connected

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