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Dead witness had to testify on a document possibly forged in favour of Lembergs

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Jurijs Bespalovs

Suddenly dead Ventspils businessman Jurijs Bespalovs, who was one of co-owners of JSC Ventamonjaks and persons close to Ventspils city Mayor Aivars Lembergs, two days before his death was invited to the Riga Regional Court in relation to adjudication of the so called Lembergs’ criminal case.

Bespalovs had to arrive in the Riga Regional Court on April 5 in order to bear witness on a document which had been presumably forged in favour of Lembergs, the portal Pietiek.com reported.

The document is related to establishment of Ventamonjaks and real owners of this company among whom, according to materials in the case, since 1994 was also Lembergs. Interests in Ventamonjaks Lembergs, Bespalovs and also Krists Skuja who died in February 2009 were then, probably, hidden in the offshore company VENTK Company Limited registered in Liechtenstein. Lembergs in this company which was one of founders of Ventamonjaks possibly owned one third of the capital. Bespalovs had to confirm or deny this fact in the court.

So far Lembergs has never admitted to have been a hidden owner if Ventamonjaks since early 1990s and that he as Ventspils city Mayor and state official secretly participated in foundation, privatization and management of Ventamonjaks through offshore company VENTK.

BNN already reported that Jurijs Bespalovs, 51, a businessman who suddenly died in the evening of April 4, was going to bear witness on the next day, April 5, to the Riga Regional Court concerning the criminal case of the Ventspils city Mayor Aivars Lembergs.

According to the official information, Bespalovs died at home in Piltene, Ventspils region. Bespalovs’ relatives informed that on afternoon of April 5 they received the conclusion of the medical examination stating that Bespalovs’ death was caused by acute heart failure.

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