Posts tagged as investigation

Contracts on the supply of testing reagents are under investigation

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Šarūnas Narbutas, who is suspected of influence peddling and taking a hefty sum for mediation in the Lithuanian government’s purchase of Covid-19 tests, has rejected accusations, calling charges against him a “legal experiment”. Narbutas, who is the president of the Lithuanian Cancer Patient Coalition (POLA), was detained earlier this week in an investigation by the Special Investigation Service (STT) into the 5-million-euro deal concluded in March. “I view it as…

Latest ABLV investigation involves nearly 400,000 euros

Monday, June 22, 2020

A total of 374,882,245 euros, including cash, financial instruments and real estate have been arrested in the criminal procedures into ABLV Bank investigated by the Economic Crime Control Department (ENAP) of the State Police, the LETA newswire reported June 19, citing police as the source. The police noted that on on June 13, 46 searches were conducted and eight persons were detained, who were interrogated and released. No security measures were…

Construction company’s Lithuanian dealings under investigation

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The State Revenue Service (VID) has begun investigating Binders road construction company’s transactions with a little-known Lithuanian company owned by a Latvian hotelier who went bankrupt 20 years ago, based on information gathered by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FID), according to Latvian Television’s “De facto” broadcast on April 26. Binders is one of the key players in Latvian road construction. The company has allegedly attracted the attention of VID’s Tax…

Hospital in Klaipėda under investigation

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Prosecutors in Lithuania’s port city of Klaipėda said on Friday they had launched a pre-trial investigation into violations at Klaipeda University Hospital. Most of Klaipėda University Hospital was closed last week following safety breaches of handling Covid-19 patients. Violations of safety rules at the hospital had been reported by medical workers’ unions, according to Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga. A letter from medics at Klaipėda University Hospital previously sent to LRT.lt …

Feud between software providers derails ambulance service in Lithuania – LRT investigation

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A number of ambulance teams in Lithuania were cut off from the data transmission software on Friday night, which resulted in serious delays in responding to emergency calls. The malfunction may have been a result of a feud between competing software providers,  LRT Investigation   Team reports. On Friday night, seven ambulance service teams – of Varėna, Prienai, Tauragė, Telšiai, Vilkaviškis, Mažeikiai and Neringa – could not access dispatch information…

Internal Swedbank investigation reveals possible sanctions violations

Thursday, March 12, 2020

An internal investigation conducted by Clifford Chance revealed that 4.8 million US dollars’ worth of Swedbank transactions in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia could have possibly been made in violation of U.S. sanctions, according to a Swedbank press release on March 11. Swedbank has disclosed the findings in accordance with European Union regulations on market abuse, the Swedish Securities Markets Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and the regulatory framework of…

Criminal investigation launched in Estonia on Latvia’s crowdfunding platform

Monday, February 3, 2020

Estonia has launched a criminal investigation on allegedly scam, now bankrupt crowdfunding platform Envestio that traces back to Latvia, said Neka Personiga (Nothing Personal) analytical news program of commercial Channel 3. Nobody is monitoring the crowdfunding sector in Europe, and Estonia has quite a liberal approach to this. According to estimates, Envestio managed to raise around EUR 30 mln, and now law enforcement authorities are establishing what has happened exactly…

Vilnius police drops child kidnapping investigation – ‘there was no such incident’

Monday, January 20, 2020

Vilnius police concluded that there was no abduction of a girl following a two-day search operation that produced no evidence. The operation was launched on Wednesday night based on witness reports about a suspected abduction of a girl. However, no missing child was identified. Read more:  Child allegedly abducted in Vilnius, police launch search “I can assure Vilnius residents that there was no such incident as a child kidnapping,” Saulius…

Blessed with NGO status, Catholic Church runs business and politics – LRT Investigation

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Catholic Church in Lithuania runs numerous businesses and is the biggest property owner in the country. No laws it cares about are passed without the Church’s blessing, and it has now been given the status of an NGO, giving it access to EU and national funding,  LRT Investigation   Team reports. The Lithuanian Bishops Conference, a powerful lobby group, was closely involved in drafting a law regulating the country’s…

Swedbank under US investigation over dealing with Russia’s Kalashnikov, Swedish TV reports

Friday, November 22, 2019

While US and European Union’s sanctions ban firms from cooperating with the Russian weapon maker Kalashnikov, Swedbank has been involved in sending large sums between shareholders of the Russian firm and the owner of Kalashnikov USA, BNN quotes a report by the Swedish television SVT. According to publication on SVT website this week, Swedbank is now under investigation by US financial authorities. Moreover, the business network of the Russian oligarch…