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Court levies 4 000 lats from anti-corruption bureau to Ventspils Mayor

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Aivars Lembergs

Riga Vidzeme District Court ruled today, June 8, the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau (CPCB) revokes statements published in April and May 2006 press releases, claiming Lembergs is a suspect in the so called Grinbergs case.

Moreover, also money is to be levied from the CPCB, less than asked, though – 4 000 lats instead of 75 000 lats.

The decision can be appealed against 20 days time starting from June 22.

Neither Lembergs, nor the CPCB representatives attended the court session.

Lembergs’s lawyer Gunta Kuzmana explains her client will decide whether to appeal against the ruling after getting acquainted with the full text of it.

Lembergs and Kuzmane had pointed out in the court they do no mind the CPCB introduced the society about facts, however, the form of the statements was offensive, as these were practically accusations of Lembergs in a case he had been acquitted from.

They also add these statements should have been formulated as assumptions, informing about suspicion Lembergs could have been involved.

Whereas, the CPCB representative Ilze Draveniece argues at the point the press releases were disseminated, the information was right and these were experts from real rulings.

If the Bureau wrote everything only in a form of assumptions, it could not actually adopt any decision of all, as they cannot be based on assumptions, she stresses.


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