NEWS from our Italian correspondent:
On the front page of the Canavese newspaper La Sentinella on the 6th of August 2009, the official confirmation that Damanhur’s charismatic leader, Oberto Airaudi – ‘The Falco’ stands accused of 2 million Euros of tax evasion.
Baldissero. Tax Office documentation forwarded to the Internal Revenue Service and the District Attorney’s Office.
Tax problems for the ‘Falco’
The ‘head’ of Damanhur accused of tax evasion of 2 million euro
IVREA. A control by the Ivrea tax authorities was begun in 2007. The Objective, to verify the ‘accounts’ of Oberto Airaudi born in Balengero, 59 years ago, the founder in 1975 of the often talked about esoteric community of Damanhur in the heart of Valchiusella. The control refers to an enormous personal estate consisting of an extraordinary number of houses and bank accounts and estimates tax evasion in the region of two million euro.
Falco is confident his consultants will clear up doubts over his accounts
IVREA. A control by Ivrea tax authorities was begun in 2007. The Objective, to verify the ‘accounts’ of Oberto Airaudi born in Balengero 59 years ago, the founder in 1975 of the often talked about esoteric community of Damanhur in the heart of Valchiusella. Author of many books, Airaudi is the unquestioned head of the famous Community of Damanhur noted throughout Europe. The tax authorities are asking that 2 million euro be accounted for.
The documentation, as required by law, has been forwarded both to the Ivrea office of the IRS which is responsible for applying laws relating to the payment of taxes and to the Public Prosecutors Office.
The Assistant District Attorney, Fabrizio Givri has consequently opened a case against Airaudi for tax evasion. Airaudi’s consultants have already deposited their reply in his defense.
If the control refers to Airaudi’s enormous estate based on numerous houses and bank accounts and estimates tax evasion in the region of two million euro, Airaudi’s defense will be able to justify the money and its movements and definitively clarify the situation with the IRS and the Public Prosecutors Office which has received a large amount of documents concerning the charges over the past few days.
The law provides for a cross-examination between parties first, in practice to define the sanctions. This is therefore a very delicate moment in Airaudi’s – ‘Falco’s’ bout with the tax authorities.
The news of the proceedings against Airaudi- ‘Falco’ had been circulating on various Internet sites for a few weeks: information posted in certain forums (including English forums) in which the Community is critically discussed by those who have left the experience after many years of participation.
The sites refer to a ‘source’ inside Damanhur that had informed them about the tax problems of the founder citing different figures from those verified by the current proceedings and talking about a procedure that had already been concluded with a transaction on the part of Airaudi. But this is in fact not the case.
The control relates, at least so far, only to the personal estate and earnings of Airaudi up until the end of 2004 and not the galaxy of companies, economic situations, individual traders and cooperatives that revolve around the Federation of Damanhur.
Founded in 1975 on a site not chosen by chance but identified as the crossing of the energetic lines of the Earth, Damanhur other than a philosophy of life is an interesting economic empire with a variety of businesses ranging from crafts to painting, the production and sale of organic produce and the publication of books on spiritual and esoteric topics.
La Sentinella del Canavese – 6 August 2009
Translated from Italian by DIO Editor
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