£40 million confiscation case continues

Livio Mazzarello’s confiscation case was listed this week at the Central Criminal Court, and has now been adjourned to November. Mr Mazzarello was convicted for his part in a £40 million excise duty fraud centred on his company’s failure to declare industrial quantities of smuggled wine over five years.  The Court has ruled that the mandatory operation of the confiscation regime in cases involving obtaining a pecuniary advantage mean that the benefit figure is now set at over £38 million.  The next stage is assessing Mr Mazzarello’s available assets, with a Lichtenstein trust fund, and property in Italy and Romania all in the prosecution sights.

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC & John Greany represent Mr Mazzarello.

Further can be read on the case here.

10th August 2022