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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCorruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has sent materials of a criminal case to the Prosecutor General’s Office for the commencement of criminal prosecution against Union of Greens and Farmers member Askolds Kļaviņš, according to information published by the bureau.

Kļaviņš is accused of abuse of official power, document forging and use of forged documents.

Without mentioning the name, CPCB notes that a Saeima deputy received a mandate of a member of the Saeima 16 June 2016. That same deputy declared his place of residence in Liepaja on 1 November 2018.

The report on commencement of criminal prosecution mentions that information regarding a Saeima deputy’s transport cost compensation amounts was reported by public media on 21 February 2018. On 2 May, CPCB commenced a criminal process against this person.

On 13 September 2018, nearly a month prior to 13th Saeima election, this deputy stepped down.

The bureau urges residents and entrepreneurs who have information about any violations to provide it to CPCB office in Riga, Citadeles Street 1 (free trust line: 80002070) or via e-mail: knab@knab.gov.lv.

BNN had previously reported that CPCB has commenced a criminal process against Askolds Kļaviņš for using his official post for personal gain. After becoming a resident of Liepaja, Kļaviņš started receiving five times larger transport cost compensation than other deputies.

LTV programme Aizliegtais paņēmiens also reported that Kļaviņš’s owned store Gandrs may be involved in tax fraud.

In a conversation with the programme, the deputy claimed he is not informed of this practice.

He also has no plans to participate in Saeima elections.


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