Tuscany – Police Arrests man Involved in Fake Marriage Scam

Jul 24, 2020

 

Several people accused of helping to arrange “sham marriages” between Italian and NON-EU citizens in exchange for money so the grooms can get legal residence in the EU.

The Guardia di Finanza and the Livorno public prosecutor are investigating 56 people for arranging 24 marriages in Livorno and Rosignano Marittimo, further to which the NON-EU citizens have obtained a residence permits. Each marriage would have been paid between 6,000 and 8,000 euros.

Interestingly to know, In 2014 The European Commission published a handbook (“Handbook on addressing the issue of alleged marriages of convenience between EU citizens and non-EU nationals in the context of EU law on free movement of EU citizens”) to help EU member states take action against marriages of convenience between EU citizens and non-EU nationals in the context of EU law on the free movement of citizens (https://www.mazzeschi.it/eu-handbook-on-marriages-of-convenience-fighting-the-abuse-of-the-right-to-free-movement/)

 

Giuditta Petreni

Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.

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