Covid19, Corona emergency aid, recovery Corona emergency aid, subsidy fraud, criminal law, prosecutor's office
Many freelancers, solo self-employed and small entrepreneurs in NRW have applied for the Corona emergency aid and were able to enjoy the up to 9,000 euros in funding after a short time.
Now, however, many are in for a cold awakening. Because in quite a few cases, the state of NRW has now proven that these finpotential subsidies were unjustifiably claimed by one or the other entrepreneur, solo self-employed and freelancer 😭. In these cases, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is now demanding that the payments be returned, claiming fraud and having the public prosecutor's office investigate.
Here, the concept of a special form of fraud, namely subsidy fraud, comes up in this context.
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