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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURecently, the scandalous Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm registered Annalisa Limited, which is one of the owners of Puses – a company whose name has been mentioned multiple times in the criminal case involving Aivars Lembergs, as reported by Delfi.

The portal reminds that the prosecutor’s office had previously arrested 20.9% of Puses capital shares, believing that Aivars Lembergs, Anrijs Lembergs and Liga Lemberga were the true beneficiaries. Officially, the aforementioned capital shares belong to Annapolis Anstalt. Mossack Fonseca has registered another owner of Puses – Annalisa Limited. This company is represented by Hardija Vaivade, daughter of Lembergs’ associate Mamerts Vaivads, and lawyer Janis Zelmenis.

A few months ago, skaties.lv portal had reported that the name Puses was mentioned in a criminal case regarding bribe extortion. Anrijs Lembergs was being accused of money laundering in this criminal case. With reference to the prosecutor’s charges, the portal reported that Puses owned shares in Latvijas Naftas tranzīts.

Delfi also reports about Brookbridge Systems LTD, a company registered by Mossack Fonseka on British Virgin Islands. This company is now the owner of Oleg Stepanov’s once indirectly owned SSF Logistic. According to the document submitted to the Enterprises Register in October 2015, Brookbridge Systems LTD provided a loan to its subsidiary in Latvia EUR 3.3 million – it is planned to capitalize this amount to increase SSF Logistic base capital.

The portal also reports that Mossack Fonseca has registered a company on the British Virgin Isles that had previously owned Jomas 68 (previously known as Gila). This firm was previously owned by the Tatyana Lavente, wife of the infamous banker Aleksandr Lavents.

The sole official of Jomas 68 since 2015 is Igors Capuns, who was linked to a EUR 1.5 million deal between Consolidated Investments LTD and Riga International Airport.

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