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Mikelsons will be released on bail of LVL 50 000

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Riga District Court has decided to release from custody the former Chairperson of AS Latvenergo Karlis Mikelsons (Kārlis Miķelsons), if security money of LVL 50 000 is paid in a month’s time.

Karlis Mikelsons (Kārlis Miķelsons)

The request for the release was submitted by the lawyer of Mikelsons Egons Rusanovs. Rusanovs has informed that he does not have any information if the family of Mikelsons owns such an amount of money. Mikelsons was lead out of the courtromm throught the service entrance. His spouse, relatives and acquitances, who had arrived to express their suppoprt, waited for him throughout the whole hearing by the door of the courtroom. Rusanovs emphasized that the reasons why his client is suspected are still unclear.

LETA has already informed previously that Mikelsons has filed a petition in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the country of Latvia for, to his mind, illegal detention. At the request of Mikelsons, the action against Latvia was brought by his lawyer Rusanovs.

Rusanovs explained that the file is of great volume and it points out all of the abuses connected with the illegal detention of his client, namely, the violation of his rights to know why he was being detained, as well as the fact that he was not presented with the materials justifying the reasons of his detention.

When Rusanovs was asked how long it could take the Court to adjudicate the claim, he said that it could last up to the period of three or four years. Rusanovs is positive that his client would win the lawsuit. He specifically emphasized the fact that it was still unclear for them why Mikelsons was detained and that it has been completely illegal.

As it has already been announced, in connection with unlawful activities of the officials of AS Latvenergo, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) in June detained 7 persons. 5 of them were from the management of the company, the others were private persons.

CPCB detained the Chairman Mikelsons and the vice-chairman Aigars Melko (Aigars Meļko) of the concern Latvenergo, the Chairman of AS Sadales tīkls Ivars Liuziniks and his substitute Andrejs Stalazs (Andrejs Stalažs), as well as the eastern region technical manager of Sadales Tīkls Edgars Vitkovskis.

Mikelsons considers that his detention is connected with the pre-election battles and the future work of Latvenergo. According to Rusanovs, Mikelsons is being incriminated favorable decision making to two companies: Alstom Network Swizerland AG and GAMA GŪC Sistemleri Muhendislik ve Taahhut; therefore at least 10-30 persons involved in the decision making should also be prosecuted.

According to the officer’s declaration of year 2009, Mikelsons owns land and buildings in the parish of Viesturi, an apartment in Riga and two cars Jaguar produced in 1958 and 2007 and two trailers. He keeps EUR 7000 (LVL 4920) in cash; however, he has accumulated LVL 64 500 in banks. In a Swiss bank AP Alage & Privatbank he keeps EUR 52 467 (LVL 36 874), in Parex bank – EUR 1382 (LVL 971), in SEB bank – EUR 29 174 (LVL 20 503) and LVL 146, in Nordea bank – EUR 5000 (LVL 3514) and LVL 2416.

Mikelsons also owns investment fund shares of SEB banka in value of LVL 10 000, whose nominal value is EUR 9355 (LVL 6575) and 31.1 privatization certificates.

Mikelsons owes about LVL 11 600 and he has lent to others approximately LVL 93 500.

In the previous year he earned LVL 50 611 in Latvenergo.


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