Tim, the Court returns 249 million | EUROtoday

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The Court of Milan returns to Tim the 249 million euros that it had beforehand seized on the finish of February as a part of the investigation into an enormous rip-off involving phone providers, for the so-called “vas services”. Tim had contested the proceedings and now the Court has canceled the preventive seizure decree and can file the explanations inside 30 days.

The story

At the tip of February the troopers of the Economic and Financial Police Unit of the Gdf in Milan, with colleagues from the Special Unit for the Protection of Privacy and Fraud in Rome, had notified a seizure order for nearly 322 million euros within the second line of the Milanese investigation, opened in 2018, on an enormous rip-off involving phone providers which this time revolves round Tim, an organization that isn’t beneath investigation.

The seizure decree, signed by the investigating decide on the request of the prosecutors, involved one other 5 firms which, along with the telecommunications firm – to which nearly 250 million had been frozen – have been stated to have offered so-called “VAS services”. There are over 20 individuals beneath investigation. Five content material producing firms – primarily based in Rome, Turin, Milan and Madrid – would have benefited, in response to the accusatory speculation, from the euros stolen from phone credit score for video games, ringtone, climate, horoscope and gossip, providers 'premium' by no means requested by customers.