More anti-corruption investigations coming, Lithuanian Prosecutor General tells politicians
Friday, June 3, 2016
Though Lithuania's political world is still reeling from recent corruption scandals, the Prosecutor General has promised to announce new interrogations and accusations for still more politicians and Seimas members.
Former Liberal Movement leader Eligijus Masiulis has been questioned by prosecutors on Tuesday who brought formal suspicions of influence peddling and unlawful enrichment against the politician. Masiulis rejects the charges.
MEP Rolandas Paksas has denied allegations of accepting a bribe, saying that prosecutors' announcement on Tuesday that they would seek his legal immunity stripped was just a continuation of a campaign against him that started in 2004.
The Lithuanian Special Investigation Service carried out searches at the home and office of Labour Party MP Vytautas Gapsys this morning as part of a probe into political corruption.
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