In addition to carrying out the duties of a Saeima deputy, Unity faction leader Dzintars Zakis sometimes carries out the duties of a postman: using his status, he receives the information he needs from officials, which he then relays to millionaires with questionable reputation, Pietiek portal reports.
Documents that were delivered to the portal, and have already been handed over to the State Revenue Service and the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB), reveal one such case – in March, 2012, Zakis acquired information from an official of the Economy Ministry about two sites in Jurmala and forwarded this information to the owner of the A.C.B. construction company Valdis Lejnieks.
An email letter the portal received shows that – on March 13, Deputy Director Kaspars Lore of the Judicial Department of the Economy Ministry sent it to Zakis’ email address. This letter contained the following words – «as we agreed on the phone, I’m forwarding you the information from VAS Privatization agency about real-estate propoerty on Jūras Street 3 and Vikingu Street 3, Jurmala», as well as large volume of information on the aforementioned real-estate property.
A week later, Zakis forwarded this information to Valdis Lejnieks – a millionaire with a questionable reputation, he is also the owner of the A.C.B. construction company, which received a number of State orders in previous years, but suffered greatly during the crisis.
Both real-estate sites are juicy cuts not only for their current owners, with whom there are a number of questions: as the information from the Economy Ministry shows, negotiations are currently ongoing with the owner of the first property, and it is possible to capture a valuable piece of forest from the second one.
On Wednesday, June 5, Zakis refused to answer the question of why he requested specific information from the Economy Ministry worker Lore about real-estate property in Jurmala and why he decided to forward this information to businessman Lejnieks.
Also, the deputy refused to say whether he received some sort of reward for forwarding this information and if whether or not he forwarded this information to some other businessmen (the portal has information that in this case Zakis only served Lejnieks in this regard), why he decided to forward this information specifically to Lejnieks and how often does he request information from State institutions and then relays it to businessmen.
No comments were received from Lejnieks either, who was one of the hundred richest people in Latvia a few years ago and was unofficially linked to the interests of the People’s Party.