Description: A legal person (the beneficiary) applied to the public investment and development agency to purchase necessary equipment for the production of plastic piping for electrical wiring. The project was submitted in 2009 to the operational programme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” in the period 2007-2013.
Case study category: Manipulation of project costs
ESI Fund(s) concerned: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
- Infringement of public procurement procedure
- Fraudulent collusion between the beneficiary and the supplier to increase the price of equipment
- Submission of fraudulent documents to secure funding
Reporting mechanism: The public agency’s leading expert, in cooperation with the agency’s legal department, suspected a fraudulent collusion between the beneficiary and the supplier, and reported it to the State Police to start a criminal investigation.
IMS reporting: Yes