The Prosecutor General's Office announced on Thursday that the decision to terminate the pre-trial investigation into the actions of Bank Snoras bankruptcy administrator Neil Cooper was both lawful and legal.
Neil Cooper
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The pre-trial investigation was terminated by Prosecutor Linas Kuprusevičius on 8 September, as it did not find anything criminal in Neil Cooper's actions.

Seeking to remove doubt regarding the lawfulness and legality of such move, Prosecutor General Darius Valys instructed a senior prosecutor to carry out an inquiry into the pre-trial investigation.

The inquiry was completed by Saulius Verseckas, Prosecutor at the Organised Crimes and Corruption Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General's Office. He found that the decision to terminate the pre-investigation could have been more thorough and motivated in certain aspects, but "in essence, was lawful and legal".

As reported, the pre-trial investigation determined that Neil Cooper, bankruptcy administrator of Bank Snoras, did not make any criminal violations he was suspected of previously. The investigation over squandering high-value property was terminated and LTL 1.2 million (EUR 347,000) was returned to the account of Bank Snoras.

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