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Loginov suffers defeat in court – will have to reveal information about ‘feasts’ in the Freeport

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULeonid Loginov’s board of Riga Freeport has suffered the final defeat in court in its attempt to make sure information about the use of the Freeport’s enormous car park is not published as long as possible.

Even though the Freeport’s Board had challenged the administrative court’s ruling that would have obligated Loginov’s Board to publish this information and apologize for its decision to attempt to conceal this information, the Supreme Court’s Administrative Cases Department’s judges refused to accept the Freeport Board’s cassation complaint, reports Pietiek.

Three whole administrative cases have been launched against Riga Freeport Board in relation to Loginov’s unwillingness to reveal the requested information about so-called feasts that have been going on in this institution for years, according to information published by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

CPCB had uncovered in an inspection that Loginov’s led Riga Freeport Board provided a well-paid job for not only his wife, but also his daughter, son-in-law and grandson. It is also mentioned in CPCB’s report that Loginov as employer had signed additional job contracts with several Freeport officials in 2000, including his wife – Irina Gorbatikova – who is in charge of the Freeport’s External relations and Administrative Department.

These additional contracts provided for certain employees to be transferred annual bonuses for work results equal to 0.1% of their actual income, as reported by CPCB.

In another inspection CPCB had performed in 2007, it is reported that Loginov had breached the Conflict of Interests Law when issuing a total of 69 orders to pay bonuses to himself and his relatives over the course of 2003 to 2007. The total amount of money that was paid this way is estimated at LVL 232,203.11.

After Loginov had reported that, contrary to this and other information published by CPCB, the luxurious cars used by him and his wife were not rented cheaply, the portal requested the Freeport Board to publish not only all information regarding vehicles in the Freeport’s car park, but also other information as well.

The first request was submitted in regard to significant bonuses that were being paid to Loginov and his relatives over many years. It was requested to provide information regarding Loginov’s orders to allocate bonuses over the course of 2003 – 2007.

The request was submitted in relation to cars, including ones used by Loginov. It was requested to provide information on the persons who were allowed to use the Freeport’s car park during the 2003-2012 period.

The third request was submitted after it was revealed that even the Freeport’s press secretary Anita Leiškalne was provided a BMW X5. Loginov’s institution was asked a number of additional questions regarding the Freeport’s car park.

Administrative cases were launched following Loginov’s unwillingness to provide answers to these requests.

CPCB had quietly concluded the criminal process regarding ‘feasts’ in the Freeport due to lack of evidence of a crime.


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