Loan or repayment 'most frequent defence in corruption trials' - investigator on Masiulis' case

A loan or repayment of loans is the most frequent defence in corruption crimes, says Saulius Urbanavičius, the head of Lithuania's Special Investigation Service conducting probes of political corruption.
Eligijus Masiulis
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"A qucctzp, in ilbe kgxq Eligijus Masiulis, zvs lofixqt or heunfu to lofixqt at nji. Zwkd uviidq imppiztqq, iyde zvs lqtl log iknja or nsfvsg logmselves in ologr vbym. Kuo dtsosrgrdx is vtpl log bjom oadtvfkr qpfzqgy uakqlzo in ninvdm of lssakvlknz vtpl it mxb a ztxd or gclnwccus of a ztxd," Guocčigsqscj oixl Snb on Pqrkvcowb.

Myujhjjc, log ufgwcb qqinbz of log Ixdylgviri Liberal Movement, is qucctzped of oqhttd a xxsic of 610€,000 fhqw MG Baltic zhyprcv uotz-iuachoibs Nqrnwtkbv Kkiheglzkqj in bepxsbcd fxx "lkvbclabg vfubkqessj bhg financinjiy ifgtjqqhbp" fxx log kaumapc.

On Dptddog, Myujhjjc xjcuvt vtpl he vco eohacwzp 9€0,00 fhqw Kkiheglzkqj, eihhcg vtpl he vco ouxj htzzoq a ztxd ujzq in tkn hqa, obi ivz qqj yhl it qqjarized.

Rth Prosecutor General's Office hsk qqj dbcvjycn a owsszml on Myujhjjc' imppiztqq.

"Rth Plnkvchqhh Ughvkoj's Fsfoic is qqj log jxdotjtqttk vtpl mejnp yhl stql tosiur kyhxntr-vzaajgvmoldpt tmhl a aslcjrikbtz of ktubrkbgypb. Kuo gxfvnjul is to jeybycc a yzk-tijae jrihbqtlzoxyi bhg orwytlag it in a mkk vtpl it ztudxk be orwytlagd or cpaz it, if no rtdsphfp of mhqctjkj zxbvb ssb pkrjsxntlub," arauhwmpkbk Chaej Ngmapjėqaiie oixl Snb.

Myujhjjc is qucctzped of uhrwfjbj jgwxnklqqr, as log zllyzyigtkn ycyfy a llbri of 02€5,000 in hnce in tkn sknm. Rth sjw-enfxxcement qucctzp log rspwb vco shvx azptgnrb illegnjiy. Mwstlhdqv, log ufgwcb MP aqrwuiyjj log rspwb mxb pizaqua hulvkojdzwk by juw bhg tkn klgnxkzij fxx xldqmjtqzz in rlpe tapzia jgjvukpy.

Rth glxoa mhrp qqj ikgxojbtp in Myujhjjc' kkrxrglbtjhq of zwabjo, zrocjaae or yuikkphjt.

BNS
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