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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUVice-Mayor of Riga Andris Ameriks received income of nearly 200,000 euros in interest pay from fast loan companies 4finance and Mogo last year, according to the declaration for 2016 submitted to the State Revenue Service.

Ameriks’ income last year was more than EUR 273,000. Of this amount, EUR 27,500 was his wage from Riga City Council and EUR 50,000 – his wage from Riga Freeport. Ameriks also received more than EUR 16,000 as interest pay from 4finance and EUR 175,000 as interest pay from Mogo.

Mogo was founded in 2012. Its capital is EUR 5 million. The company works in the field of finance lease. In 2016, its turnover was EUR 10,412,789 and profits – EUR 2,963,499, according to information from Firmas.lv. 4finance was founded in 2008 and its capital is EUR 3,165,888. The company is engaged in lending services. In 2015, its turnover was EUR 33,469,678 and profits – EUR 33,295,012.

It is stated in Ameriks’ declaration that he owns bonds worth nearly EUR 2.3 million. Savings-wise the vice-mayor of Riga has EUR 8,000 in cash and EUR 414,000 in non-cash.

Ameriks had performed multiple transactions that are necessary to be listed in the declaration as their amount exceeds 20 monthly wages. 12 transactions were performed for nearly EUR 2.7 million. This includes the purchase of bonds worth more than EUR 400,000, payment of membership fees worth EUR 10,000 and payment of PIT worth EUR 35,000 in 2015.

It is also stated in Ameriks’ declaration that he owns five pieces of real estate – three in Broceni and one each in Broceni parish and Jurmala. He also owns a Volvo XC70.

In addition to his post as vice-mayor of Riga, Amerisk also works as chairman of Riga Freeport Authority, chairman in Latvian Ports Association, shareholder in Rīgas ūdens, Rīgas name, Rīgas meži, Rīgas pilsētbūvnieks, Rīgas serviss, Getliņi EKO and Rīgas siltums.

In addition, Ameriks is also a member of the council in Finance Ministry’s Municipal Financial Cohesion Fund, chairman of Honour to Serve Riga party, member of the board of Tava Rīga association, council member in Latvian Basketball Union, chairman of Riga City Council’s City Property Committee, member of the city council and the City Land Committee and member of the city’s municipal property privatization committee.

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