Many entrepreneurs have run into financial difficulties due to the Covid 19 pandemic. For some of them, the emergency Corona subsidies paid out this year are now becoming a legal threat.
The Bavarian State Ministry of Justice instructed the relevant public prosecutors to pursue subsidy fraud relentlessly in this context.
The first convictions were pronounced in July and August. Background of the criminal proceedings were incorrect information provided on the individual companies, repeated applications or applications with incomplete information about the company’s financial situation. This can result in heavy fines or even imprisonment
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