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Former head of SRS voluntarily comes to CPCB

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFormer manager of the Latvian State Revenue Service (SRS) Nelija Jezdakova visited the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) along with her lawyers on Thursday, October 10.

As said by witnesses, a smiling Jezdakova was greeted by lawyer Ieva Garanča outside of the CPCB office on Thursday. Escorted by CPCB operatives, both entered had the building. But approximately ten minutes later, the former head of SRS had exited. She then talked for a bit with Garanča, waited for lawyer Rinalds Bušs and left in an Audi.

Jezdakova did not comment on her visit to CPCB, saying that it is her right as a private person not to say anything. “All we did was sign papers regarding procedural decisions,” – Bušs said. He explained that he cannot say anything else.

When asked if Jezdakova would like to defend herself from the accusations of her possible involvement in illegal activities, Jezdakova’s lawyer said that her client denies any involvement in any illegal activities while being in her post. “Our version is quite simple. I do not know how, but I assume someone had used my client’s name in all this,” – the lawyer said.

Jezdakova’s other lawyer, Ieva Garanča, said she will not comment her client’s resent visit to CPCB.

“There will be no commentaries from our side on this matter,” – she said. When asked when she could be in a position to answer a few question, the lawyer said “I hope this case never ends up in the prosecutor’s office, at least in regard to my client.”

When asked what was Jezdakova doing at the institution, CPCB press representative Inta Šaboha said the bureau does not identify specific people. When asked if the CPCB was carrying out procedures in regard to this June’s launched criminal case about corruption within SRS, Šaboha replied that CPCB will not provide any information related to the investigation.

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