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De Facto: Loginovs rents villa in Spain and does not mention it in declaration

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUHead of Riga Freeport Leonids Loginovs had paid approximately EUR 10,000 for rent of a villa in Spain last year. At the same time, he had made no mention of this in his declaration, as reported by De Facto programme of LTV.

The real estate property Loginovs uses when he visits the Canary Isles is not listed in his declaration. Previously he made no mention of other pieces of property, including Maybach brand car. It and many other items of value were inherited by him from his father – a fisherman. When asked by De Facto why he did not mention the villa in Spain, Loginovs said: «Because I don’t use it. I only rent it every now and then».

In 2002, Loginovs bought land in Tenerife for EUR 480,000. One year later he founded Tenerlat SL in Spain. Its capital coincides with the amount paid for land in Spain. The map on the internet shows Tenerlat SL’s legal address as a wide piece of land not far from the beach, littered with palm trees. Two villas are seen there as well. One was built recently, because it is only visible on recent satellite images, De Facto reports.

Publically available information about Tenerlat SL was updated last in 2013. That information states Loginovs was the last owner of this company. Loginovs denies this, saying that Tenerlat SL no longer belongs to him. Archive information states that Irina Gorbatikova-Bondarenko – Loginovs’ wife – is now in charge of Tenerlat SL. Nevertheless, Loginovs still has to pay when staying in those villas.

«Those are bank transfers. Last year, if I’m not mistaken, I had transferred EUR 10,000 to a company, because those buildings are owned by it. There are several of them there. I intend to build two more there,» – Loginovs told De Facto.

Because Loginovs’ family is rather large, it is unknown how many pieces of real estate they own. Loginovs is not too eager to reveal them either. De Facto revealed that Loginovs also partially owns a company in Singapore. This company also bought land within the freeport’s territory – Spilve Area. Not long after the deal went down, KNAB concluded that Loginovs was not in a conflict of interest there, because the contract in relation to the use of that territory was signed by Loginovs’ deputy manager – Aigars Pecaks.

His signature is on the document that has since cost the freeport considerable finances. The freeport was forced to build warehouses for some company simply because there may have been illegal decisions made in the past. The situation is currently being investigated by the Economic Police, De Facto reports.

«Mr. Loginovs has never asked me to sign anything. If Mr. Loginovs is in his office, turn to him. If he isn’t, you should turn to me,» – Pecaks explained the process behind the signing of important documents.

For the signed orders previously viewed by the prosecutor’s office as donations, as well as the payment of bonus money, Pecaks and Loginovs were put on the bench for the accused. Not for long, however. Within a couple of months, the court lifted charges against both of them and found them innocent.

«If a court of the Republic of Latvia announces that those two are absolutely innocent in those specific cases, it means they are and they can continue working in their posts,» – said Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov.

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