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KNAB Chief: Strīķe’s matter will never be resolved

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe matter of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau official Juta Strīķe will never be resolved, especially in the situation when related laws remain unchanged, notes Chief of KNAB Yaroslav Strelchenok.

In his interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT, Strelchenok said that the situation in which the law allows Strīķe to basically receive a salary for doing nothing is absurd.

«We work with the law we have. We have submitted amendments to the law but no one pushes them forward. There are also other obstacles. This is why we plan to discuss the question as to what KNAB should do to make sure such situations do not repeat in the future,» – said Strelchenok.

As it is known, Strelchenok has launched yet another disciplinary case against KNAB official Juta Strīķe, according to information from LETA.

Strelchenok launched a new disciplinary case against Juta Strīķe on 13 November. The disciplinary case has been launched because Strīķe has not been registering her secure electronic card key in the bureau’s electronic access system throughout the year.

Strīķe refused to comment this disciplinary case.

Other disciplinary cases had been previously launched against Strīķe. She had even turned to the court once to lift a disciplinary penalty. One such penalty was demotion. One other case has recently concluded not in Strīķe’s favour. Disciplinary penalty has come into force – verbal warning.

Currently Strīķe is the senior specialist of KNAB’s Legal Affairs Department.

Recently Strelchenok launched a disciplinary case against Chief of KNAB Operative Investigations Department Juris Jurass. The disciplinary investigation commission was to prepare its report by 9 November. According to information from Ir magazine, this case was launched in relation to a recent interview by Jurass.

KNAB public relations specialist Laura Dusa has told Ir that KNAB Ethics Commission has concluded that Jurass had breached KNAB Ethics Code (3.2.3 and 3.5.2). With that, the commission decided to apply a warning to Jurass in September.

In his interview to Ir magazine in August, Jurass revealed his personal opinion in regards to the work done by KNAB, including certain details about Strelchenok and his management model.


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