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Kaimins requests checking Lembergs’ activities in Business Development Association

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSaeima deputy Artuss Kaimins has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office, State Audit, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and State Revenue Service to check Aivars Lembergs activities in Business Development Association.

Kaimins says he suspects Lembergs of performing illegal activities in this association.

«Available information allows us to conclude that the true goal of this association is providing Lembergs with stable and considerable income while his assets remain arrested by court. Because of that, I have decided to turn to law enforcement institutions with legal authority and access to relevant information and request proof from all sides to perform in-depth checks,» as mentioned in Kaimins’ application.

At the same time, it is noted that Lembergs was paid EUR 187,819.08 by the association in 2016. «According to Lembergs’ declaration, he has received around EUR 2.7 million from the association in the past 16 years. A state official becoming a millionaire tanks to work in an association is not an average occurrence in Latvia. Such a situation raises suspicions over the legality of activities performed there and the association’s true goal,» said Kaimins in his request to law enforcement institutions.

It is also mentioned that Lembergs is chairman in Business Development Association.

Full text of Kaimins’ request can be found here (Document written in Latvian)


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