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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