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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Gianluca Campana
Stamping out entrenched tax evasion is crucial to Premier Mario Monti's quest to keep Italy from succumbing to the European debt crisis, and it is critical to fellow eurozone members in more dire straits, such as Greece and Spain — which are also notorious for making cheating the taxman a way of life.
Over all of 2011, the total of non-declared income discovered by tax police amounted to some €50 billion ($65 billion), of which some 20 percent was due to international tax evasion, he said.
"We are going after the big cases (of evasion) in order to rake in more money," Campana said.