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Poland arrests 22 suspects in €68m EU fund 'fraud'

A Polish anti-fraud squad, the CBSP, has arrested 22 people in dawn raids on homes and offices around the country on a group suspected of defrauding €68m from EU funds. The group allegedly obtained 118 bogus EU-funded loans for purchases of specialist IT equipment for 89 different companies between 2017 and 2018, Polish authorities said. Suspects face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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