Gabriel Garko intercepted while admitting to having received 150 thousand euros in black from Made Petrol srl, under investigation for money laundering. Here’s what happened.
Trouble ahead for Gabriel Garko. The plaintiff ended up in the midst of a named judicial investigation Petrolmafie. The matter is long and complicated and in the past few hours has led to 23 precautionary measures, of which 10 with detention in prison and 13 under house arrest. The story involving Garko began last February when the actor was supposed to shoot a commercial for the Made Petrol srl, owned oil company Anna Bettozzi (in art Ana Bettz) from today in prison on charges of criminal association mafia-like. The company of the Bettozzi is accused of trading energy products at extremely competitive prices with money coming from criminal organizations, including those of a Camorra type (such as clan Moccia). Commercial tariffs that were decidedly less expensive than those of competitors were possible thanks to complicated mechanisms for evasion of VAT and excise duties. According to the investigators, this mechanism would have led the company to an increase in turnover from 9 million euros in 2016, to 370 million in 2018: 45 times in two years. Earnings reinvested in various sectors including an advertisement that Garko (not investigated) should have shot in the coming months.
The actor was supposed to play the character of 007 alongside the Bettozzi sponsoring the company. The contract provided for a fee of 250 thousand euros. Too bad that from the wiretaps recorded by the military of the economic-financial police unit of Roma, part of the compensation was provided in black.
In the phone call Garko complains of the contract received confessing the exact agreement made with the Made Petrol srl: the established amount of 250 thousand euros was foreseen in two installments, one of 150 in black and one declared of 100 thousand. During the comparison with the Bettozzi Garko he also clarifies that the cash amount must be brought to him before the start of work. Now the actor will have to answer the charges against him.