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Unity calls for dismissal of RCC Housing and Environmental Office head Alekseyenko

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Monday, 16 May, a meeting of Riga City Council’s Finance and Administration Affairs Committee will be held at 14:00 in the Town Hall’s Portrait Hall. During this meeting, it is planned to view a request from members of Unity regarding the proposed dismissal of the head of RCC Housing and Environmental Office Anatoly Alekseyenko.

Riga City Vidzeme District Court applied a fine of EUR 1,850 on Alekseyenko on 18 March for keeping a mobile phone signal jamming device, as reported by Unity’s faction in Riga City Council.

Alekseyenko has been tried in accordance with Section 237.1 of the Criminal Law ‘violation of the prohibition of the circulation of equipment, devices or instruments or the components thereof specially created or adapted for investigatory operational measures to be performed by a specific method’. Unity members believe Alekseyenko should be dismissed from his post.

«A criminally prosecuted person loses all trust in the eyes of the municipal government and residents of Riga. Such a person cannot be allowed to remain in such an important post,» – says leader of Unity’s RCC faction Sarmite Elerte.

On 1 July 2013, Alekseyenko was suspended from his duties as Director of Riga City Council’s Housing and Environmental Office. Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau had kept his a suspect in a bribery case. It was said at the time that Alekseyenko was being kept suspect for allegedly requesting a bribe of EUR 100,000 in exchange of permitting the lease of municipal property. Alekseyenko was later restored in his post. Unity deputies opposed that.

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