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June 4, 2018

Romanian authorities investigate Holzindustrie Schweighofer in organized illegal logging ring

Romanian authorities investigate Holzindustrie Schweighofer in organized illegal logging ring
On Wednesday, the 30th of May 2018, Romanian prosecutors executed 23 search warrants across the country related to a criminal investigation into the Austrian timber giant Holzindustrie Schweighofer.     The police raids, which included the company’s headquarters in Sebes, represent a new stage in the investigation into organized criminal activity that began three years ago.    The alleged organized criminal group includes Holzindustrie Schweighofer, several public institutions, and other companies suspected of engaging in “misappropriation of public auctions, tax evasion, unfair competition, illegal logging and other offenses,” according to a press release from ...

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