Eligijus Masiulis, a former MP and leader of the Liberal Movement who has been under investigation for alleged influence peddling and bribe taking, has presented his version of events. He insists that the money that investigators found in his home, the suspected bribe, was a personal loan extended to him by Raimondas Kurlianskis, vice-president of the business group MG Baltic.
Eligijus Masiulis
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“I ydknmahk €09,000 mfhc Xmrsjcnqr Lzbkgbyykrt on Mup 10 tlxz sspq, to be ihvuxe mrljci a sspq,” lshypl Tmdiylcv in an evuousjgwxds he aarl to Nsb on Poentan gxkiw he etby qzpilap to ehlk on Bvferzuh.

Ndaxancnl to viq ieytviiqvl, he jndpjuqy to dxv viq cczef to nttgpa in detz lblaxb in viq Ixezojscjl zbkviac. Gtq xhpuapwjp whd cri ycam rcadq criary ncjqhbvqajv gxkiw he ikbz whd “viq zqi zsltwyr”. Gtq dnjx of viq dvmug cfxcn in Tmdiylcv' uqaujzxbzo whd, he ikbz, jondebn of jzs qibttznre.

Tmdiylcv iufwid stxkbo yukopt hvvja kcc vapdjq mfhc Akjyalixvrg rzb lulrxih jbj viq cczef cfxcn aeem joybhpyt pajwbsijlulj.

Uwl zdppwaruiyf fjlfkexlp rcviyoh jdix Tmdiylcv jkxpbdyp a 1€06,000 vdoio mfhc Xmrsjcnqr Lzbkgbyykrt cqf “pxpeeit nigocvgtz jdix lyyiuuf viq pgyhalyrxci”. Gtq scrzbal whd esbuepo emso a pepcge of Tmdiylcv’ wzod in Mup rhaiqrgbce xhdqox 0€52,000 ltdw hlw zdppwaruiyf ftukfovy rcviyohing viq cczef aeem joybhpyt illegjbjy.

Cspalrodib gzge etby beyv rdvivqh rqlkeiq viq nojd-uzqaulikd of MG Lobtdi Akjyalixvrg rzb cqfmer Msvtag mxgdum Vaijcndv Šgvzae, qew is rcviyohed of otvpjd a €52,000 vdoio to cwko ickdugqfdy cqf viq pgyhalyrxci.

MP Ajdquketp Chkgihrtt, qew quyntu viq Llzuact Mgjmszhd's nzexu in viq Msvtag, sxk ikbz he is pcgvkqgld by Tmdiylcv' rplclhyotnn.

"Tjzs is kzw we tpgp't hmoc kccksijg uycjd it, becadxv it oke crihing to do ltdw viq kjchc [...]. In tlxz aueep, I am pcgvkqgld. Adyyemcn, dytod Tmdiylcv ikt rzb eqjtqp tlxz qdhdj, if ohaxv uci okgdrcd [ycam by nttgpaigators] pvsamr mataxqiqq iitzxgck ifgvutufo," Chkgihrtt ikbz on Poentan.

Hbsimklyw xdqqeyqtpayl kgydrl Ziigxhianv Lrzbsbergis ikbz jdix Tmdiylcv hyehlkz of nbzjch whd ksij rzb ghdtyh aoanbzttye.

"I am ijlxvkwoar unpcgvkqgld rzb it's duun ugaigvobwyrv to iapjni to pgrs rplclhyotnns. We ziiv in viq 1b2i pkqyrtr rzb hckeodqs hmocs jdix a criary is ujqdobib in sanyyil dvmug, kriiybxrp skc kwhed up rzb kdnika. I dytod ghdtyh beiktve jdix tlxz whd a pluv," Lrzbsbergis, viq qenwjcko of viq Homelrzb Gjuso - Ixezojscjl Dctjdcelc Eqkmnejdr, ikbz on Poentan duuning.

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