Lithuania's Special Investigation Service, police, State Border Guard Service, State Security Department and military intelligence were looking into possibilities to secretly purchase, via intermediates in Lithuania, secret surveillance equipment produced in Italy but the deal failed as it was too expensive, the 15min.lt news website reports, citing WikiLeaks.
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According to the report, the Italians also offered to Lithuanian institutions to put a dozen of people in Lithuania under surveillance for EUR 345,000 per year.

The leaked documents from Italian firm Hacking Team showed that the Italians were looking for contact with Lithuanian officers with the help of Markas Marcinkevičius, the then head of IT Consulting, part of the Penki Kontinentai group, and former investigator of e-crimes, as well as Gedion executive Gedalijus Britaniškinas.

"Yes, we offered the Hacking Team solution to Lithuanian law enforcement institutions (…) I can confirm that we did not sell such a solution to Lithuanian law enforcement institutions," Marcinkevičius told 15min.lt.

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