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    French Fiscal Police Raid Google's Paris Office Amid Tax Fraud Probe

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    French fiscal police raided Google's Paris headquarters after Google was suspected of evading paying taxes worth some 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion), according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French fiscal police raided Google's Paris headquarters amid suspicions that the company evades taxes, local media reported Tuesday.

    "The operation was top secret. We did not engage notification service of the national financial prosecution to prevent escapes," a source said, as quoted by Le Parisien.

    In February, French media reported that Google was suspected of evading paying taxes worth some 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion).

    French fiscal police raided Google's Paris office on allegations of fraud before, in June 2011.

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