Meal vouchers in the PA, Edenred Italia under investigation for aggravated fraud and auction rigging

Meal vouchers in the PA, Edenred Italia under investigation for aggravated fraud and auction rigging
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Rome, 21 February 2024 – The leaders of Edenred Italy are under investigation for aggravated fraud, bid rigging in competition And administrative offences. These are four people, who ended up in the sights of the Rome prosecutor’s office for facts that concern a period between 2021 and 2023. This morning the police forces 20 million euros seized.

At the center of the investigation, coordinated by prosecutor Carlo Villani, is the tender announced for the award of Lotto/7 – Lazio and in general all the tenders for meal voucher agreements in public administration. “It is demonstrated that Edenred through the agents – we read in the seizure decree signed by the investigating judge of Rome -, through artifice and deception, prompted Consip to attribute to the company itself the maximum score so that it was entitled to stipulate the PA Meal Stamp Agreement”. The investigations began after complaint presented by acompeting company of Edenred.

“Undoubtedly – ​​the decree continues – they are to be considered artifices and deceptions false statements made by Edenred in the phase prior to the awarding of the tender regarding the conditions applied to the operators. The agreements between the two were false

Edenred and the merchants because Edenred Italia had failed to allege the existence of the so-called parallel agreements. On this point, recalling what happened for the award of Lot 7, this artifice meant that Edenred Italia was illegitimate winner of the race. The exists damage to the PA for the sole fact that following the artifice he entered into an illegitimate contract/agreement which he would not otherwise have entered into”.

 
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