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Minister Sprudzs determined to dismiss Ventspils Mayor Lembergs

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Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs is said to have announced in informal political talks that he would fight to dismiss the so-called “old oligarch” Aivars Lembergs as Ventspils Mayor.

Sprudzs is set to find legal grounds and take decisions to finally fire Lembergs. Certain Unity’s members have so far failed to do it, reports the portal Pietiek.

According to the portal, Sprudzs has repeatedly pointed out in informal talks of both the ministry’s employees and the ruling politicians that he is set to “go all the way” to dismiss Lembergs as a public official who is accused of committing serious crimes.

Besides, it seems that it is exactly because of this Sprudzs’ determination why the ministry is seeking for a Secretary of State who is “not afraid” to stand up against Lembergs. His task would be to draft a decision on convocation of an emergency Ventspils City Council meeting where Lembergs dismissal would be decided.

The tender on the vacant post rounded up on Tuesday. Applicants were required experience in local development and supervision.

As reported, Lembergs is accused of a number of serious crimes, which, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, are tied to abuse of office. Formally, Lembergs is still Ventspils Mayor, but the Riga Regional Court has forbidden him to fulfill the duties. The court has been hearing his criminal case since 2009.

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