Posts tagged as investigate

Lithuania’s health vice minister investigated in Covid-19 test procurement probe

Monday, August 3, 2020

Lithuania’s vice minister of health has been named a suspect in an investigation looking into a 6-million-euro rapid tests deal. The Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) says Lina Jaruševičienė is suspected of abusing her office. In all, suspicions have been brought against six people. The investigation centres around alleged fraud, document forgery, legalisation of illegally-obtained funds and abuse related to procurement of rapid coronavirus tests. The probe was first announced…

Police investigate anti-Semitic writing on Kaunas synagogue

Monday, November 25, 2019

The police have launched an incitement of hatred investigation after someone wrote “Heil Hitler” on a synagogue sign in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city. “The incident has been registered. A pre-trial investigation has been started,” Ramūnas Matonis, a spokesman for the police, told BNS on Saturday night. Incitement to hatred is punishable with a fine, restriction of freedom restriction, arrest or a prison sentence of up to two years. Simonas Gurevičius,…

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Friday, October 4, 2019

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one feared was a “crazy” swap that risked vital U.S. military aid. That’s according to a cache of text messages released late Thursday by House investigators following a 10-hour interview with one of the diplomats, Kurt Volker ,…

Accounting firm investigated after acting as intermediary in tank deal

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

An accountancy firm based in Tallinn is being investigated after acting as intermediary in an arms deal between the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, and a company in Cyprus. According to weekly Eesti Ekspress, Georgia wanted to conclude a deal to purchase T-72 tanks, of Ukrainian origin, from the Cypriot-based firm, for a reported €3 million, but the transaction fund were transferred via an Estonian accountancy firm. The transfer raised…

UN committee calls on Lithuania to investigate human rights violations

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on Lithuania to fully investigate suspicions that a secret CIA prison operated in Lithuania. “The Committee is further concerned that pre-trial investigation No 01-2-00015-14 has not been completed, that no suspects have been identified, and that all information on the progress and results of this investigation has been kept secret,” the committee’s conclusions read. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on…

Latvia police investigate link between murdered insolvency administrator and missing businessman

Monday, June 18, 2018

Latvia’s State Police have begun an investigation of a possible link between the murdered insolvency administrator Mārtiņš Bunkus and the missing businessman Andris Bojārs, as confirmed by police representative Ilze Jurēvica. She explains that information was reported in November 2017 about Bojārs’ disappearance and a search was organized shortly after. It is also possible Bojārs is dead. Because of that, police have launched a criminal process. Investigation continues. Jurēvica says…