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2017 prediction – prison candidate Lembergs

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSpring will mark ten years since Ventspils City Council Chairman Aivars Lembergs was arrested twice and put into Matiss Prison. He was not kept under arrest for long, however. Lembergs was released a couple of months.

He has always said authorities would never prove his guilt in any of the crimes he is accused of, are reported by Mājas Viesis, adding that Riga Regional Court has been reviewing the so-called Lembergs criminal case since 2008. Next year, the process could finally conclude with a reading of a sentence.

BNN had previously reported that, prosecutors had finished reading amended charges in this criminal case at the end of June. Amended charges are compiled on 260 pages.

During the august session Lembergs said he did not have enough time to read through the new charges. He explained that his lawyer was on vacation when the new charges were presented. Lembergs requested the court to provide additional time to go through the new charges. The court gave him three weeks.

Lembergs is accused of bribery is especially large amounts, money laundering, fraud, participation in property deals prohibited to him due to his post, abuse of official power and other crimes.

In addition to Lembergs, other suspects in this case include his son Anrijs and the aforementioned Sormulis. All three deny their guilt in the crimes they are accused of.

The case is compiled in 200 volumes and two criminal processes that were submitted to court by the prosecutor’s office in the second half of 2008.

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