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Prosecutor: Lembergs breached the security measures on multiple occasions

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe criminal case revolving around Aivars Lembergs approaches its conclusion with rapid steps, said Juris Juriss, one of the prosecutors of this case.

On Tuesday, 7 June, Riga Regional Court declined the request to lift the security measure applied to Aivars Lembergs – prohibition to take post in Ventspils City Council.

Juriss said that the prosecution believes the court’s decision was justified. One of the prosecutor’s voiced arguments in favour of maintaining the security measure was that the criminally accused person should be prohibited from carrying out the very actions in relation to which the person is accused of committing criminal acts.

«To avoid the situation when a person faced with a restriction to carry out certain actions continues carrying out those very actions in spite of the restrictions,» – Juriss explained the prosecution’s arguments.

«We are now in the stage when we expect to receive testimony from the last witness. It is unknown whether the court may satisfy the defendant’s request for additional witnesses. Previous requests for witnesses have not been declined by the court so far,» – added the prosecutor.

When asked about whether or not Lembergs has ever breached the security measure applied to him, the prosecutor said ‘the prosecutor’s office has turned the court’s attention to such facts multiple times. We noticed breaches on multiple occasions’.

«We believe all actions that take place in Ventspils with his participation are closely tied to the breach of the security measure applied to him. This is why there should be a security measure strong enough to prevent him from doing that,» – added Juriss.

Lembergs is accused of bribery is especially large amounts, money laundering, fraud, participation in property deals prohibited to him due to his post, abuse of official power and other crimes.

In addition to Lembergs, other suspects in this case include his son Anrijs and the aforementioned Sormulis. All three deny their guilt in the crimes they are accused of.

The case is compiled in 200 volumes and two criminal processes that were submitted to court by the prosecutor’s office in the second half of 2008.

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