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Ex-chief of airBaltic calls to start criminal proceedings on the alienation of BAS property

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Аuthor: Lita Krone/LETAFormer chief of Latvia’s National airBaltic airline Bertolt Flick has turned to the State Police (SP). He believes that a crime was committed by alienating the property owned by Baltijas aviācijas sistēmas (BAS) worth at least 62 832 709 LVL.

VP initially decided not to initiate criminal proceedings. In response to this decision, Flick submitted a complaint to the prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor’s office cancelled the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and re-submitted the application and the added information for a second evaluation.

In his complaint to the prosecutor’s office, Flick states that the fictive commercial agreement signed August 27, 2012, according to which the liquidated Latvijas Krajbanka and Lithuanian Snoras had alienated all of the property owned by BAS worth at least 62 832 709 LVL for a price no larger than 20 029 914 LVL with payment term set for 15 years no less. “It can be expected that property has been stolen from BAS and those who participated in the crime will try to use the stolen funds for their own means”, – Flick mentioned in his complaint. He believes the theft can be considered finished, because BAS has lost power over the property, but those responsible have gained power over it and made it so that they can keep it.

Flick believes the agreement signed on August 27, 2012 is fictive. The actual reason for the agreement is the wish to alienate property from one side and have the other side gain that property. “This is largely proven by the fact that there was no payment performed for the purchase of the property – not even one santim, but the property was handed over nonetheless. The administrator [Krajbanka] had organized the deal so that the property it sold to its own association would be handed over without so much as performing the payment of the amount stated in the agreement”.

Flick calls to have representatives of KPMG Baltcs prosecuted, as well as the new Board members of BAS, because their actions show all signs of criminal activity – theft.

Taurus Asset Management Fund Limited (Taurus) also wants to have the property that was alienated in accordance with the August 27, 2012 agreement declared illegally alienated, and have it returned to BAS. Taurus also requests the initiation of prosecution for forgery and large scale attempted fraud. The October 3, 2011, agreement for the saving of airBaltic is considered forgery of documents, and Taurus would not have signed the agreement if it had known that the individuals that sign it are not even authorized to sign it.

“The agreement contained knowingly non-beneficial conditions, including for Taurus, according to which there could have been negative consequences, including having Taurus give away five million EUR to the Latvian state, receiving only 1 LVL in return”, – stated in the complaint of Taurus. The company’s representatives note that the persons responsible for the organization of the signing of the agreement knew that they had no authority, and have thereby committed a criminal offence – document forgery and attempted fraud.

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