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Vaskevics compares Strike and her circles to wolfmen

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Finance Ministry’s Tax and Customs Policy Administration Deputy Director Vladimirs Vaškevičs

That is absolutely unfair what Juta Strike and her circles are carrying out. They are like wolfmen – making use of their repressive power. Under the cover of corruption prevention and the credit of the society they perform unfair activities, make use of their posts and the public resources to turn against officials and terrorize them, says the Finance Ministry’s Tax and Customs Policy Administration Deputy Director Vladimirs Vaškevičs (Vaskevics) who was detained by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) on January 31.

Vaskevics believes all this is aimed only at taking away the admission to state secret from him, because once a public official has been subject to legal proceedings, he can be deprived of it. The CPCB employees know that if this goes to the Court, they fill find no fault in me, he says, adding that they do not care about the result, all they care for is a pleasant process, during which they have a chance to achieve my dismissal. Concerning their effort directed against me, they have been making use of the public resources and their posts for many years already. They have not saved the state funds on that either, Vaskevics tells the newspaper Neatkarīgā about the events before the CPCB detained him.

Asked whether he had previously heard about the ongoing speculations that Vladimirs Vaskevics will soon be taken off the post in the Finance Ministry, he reveals he was aware of such rumour. I believe this did not come from the Finance Ministry, but from the CPCB, whose employees are already unable to come up with something new. They did succeed in the Constitution Protection Bureau depriving me of the admission to state secret due to the legal proceedings they had «schemed against me», Vaskevics says.

He thinks the legal proceeding is a vendetta for his once approaching the Prosecutor with an application, saying that he is willing to testify and help in discovering the guilty ones for the money disappearing from the CPCB safe.

Vaskevics says his professional activities must have been playing a role here as well, as two authorities have been launched under his supervision – the Financial Police and the Customs Criminal Board. They are currently successful in combating both drugs smuggling and economic crime, which must be an obstacle for different criminal groupings, otherwise making easy profit, assumes Vaskevics.


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