Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union
Grant Agreement no: 878619
Project Coordinator: Dr. Costantino Grasso
VIRTEU is an eighteen-month (April 2020 – September 2021) high-profile legal research project, which includes both comparative and interdisciplinary studies, funded by the European Union under the HERCULE III programme.
The Core Research Team is supported by the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) of Coventry University and its scientific partner Manchester Metropolitan University. Its Principal Investigator, Dr. Costantino Grasso, serves as Associate Professor (Reader) in Business and Law at Manchester Law School, and its Co-Investigator, Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli, serves as Associate Head for Research at Coventry Law School.
VIRTEU aims at exploring the interconnections between tax crimes and corruption so to unravel the intimate relationships that exist between fraudulent and corrupt practices in the area of taxation.
News from the Research Team
VIRTEU ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SERIES
February 19, 2021
VIRTEU is delighted to present its Roundtable Discussion Series during which our distinguished guests were involved in a lively discussion about select research topics. The video recording of all four sessions is available online on the VIRTEU Website.
News from the World
JAIL TERMS FOR BANKER INVOLVED IN "CUM-EX" SCANDAL
June 3, 2021
A former executive at private German bank MM Warburg has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for tax evasion, becoming the first banker to be jailed over the so-called "cum-ex" scandal, a major fraud scheme that raked in billions in tax dividends.
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