German Police Arrest Pair On €136M Carbon Credit Tax Fraud

Law360, London (September 26, 2019, 5:39 PM BST) -- Prosecutors in Germany said Thursday they have arrested two Pakistani citizens suspected of running a €136 million ($149 million) tax evasion scam after a five-year manhunt led them to turn themselves in.

German prosecutors have accused two Pakistani citizens of being part of a gang responsible for dodging €136 million in tax through trading of emission credits. Steam and smoke rise from a coal power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, in 2009. (AP) The two men, who prosecutors did not identify, contacted law enforcement officers through their lawyers and arranged to hand themselves in at Frankfurt airport on Tuesday, German authorities said....

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