The Lithuanian Labour Party's vice-Chairman Vytautas Gapsys has denied allegations of corruptions against him following raids on his home and parliamentary office by anti-corruption police this morning.
Vytautas Gapšys
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Asked by reporters whether he had ever accepted or given a bribe, Gapsys replied: "No."

The MP said he could “not really imagine what he could be charged with".

He said law-enforcement officers had seized election campaign plans and materials in connection with a law that has been adopted and taken effect. Gapsys did not specify the law.

"The search lasted a few hours, there were quite a few books and documents in my office, they took materials for one bill related to a law that has been adopted a while ago and is already in effect. I will not comment on the bill," said Gapsys.

"From my home, they took a few documents in connection to media plans, I think they took four pages from my home, they didn't take any cash, to tell you the truth, we counted some €120 in cash and a few hundred (US) dollars from one of my business trips to the US. They also took my phone but allowed me to get a duplicate of the SIM card to be able to remain in touch. They took my computer and pledged to give it back within a week," said the MP.

Gapsys said he would decide on his future in parliament after meeting with the Labor Party's leadership.

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