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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAndis Kāposts, former deputy of the 9th Saeima and member of the Union of Greens and Farmers, is being held suspect in a criminal case regarding acceptance of a bribe, according to information from LTV News Service.

This Monday, May 26th, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau sent the Prosecutor General’s Office materials regarding a criminal case that was launched this March. This criminal case details possible illegal actions by the deputy in question, including the acceptance of a bribe.

Evidence acquired during the investigation shows that the official had accepted a bribe of EUR 5,000, saying that it is meant for an official for making a decision in favour of some person’s amnesty.

The mediator of the bribery act, who acted in the interest of the suspect, was told that the bribe would be given to another official, as reported by CPCB.

CPCB calls to prosecute the suspect for accepting a bribe. Charges against the mediator and the person who gave the bribe have been lifted, because they had voluntarily turned themselves in and have been cooperating with the investigation.

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