Elite unit to combat large-scale economic fraud

Central Criminal Police is setting up a separate unit to fight major economic fraud and has allocated 300,000 euros in wages to attract the best minds, writes Eesti Päevaleht.

The unit’s head Janek Maasik says that the unit’s objective is to improve Estonia’s economic environment as it will focus on the most complex and severe fraud cases such as large-scale tax evasion, fraudulent bankruptcies, economic fraud committed by cyber crime, etc.

The unit will be headed by Janek Maasik who has battled fraud in South Prefecture of the Police and Borderguard Authority. The team will be manned by anti-fraud specialists of the central criminal police, experts of the tax and customs authority and former staff of KAPO. The unit will have about 50 officials who will be located around Estonia.

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