The Lithuanian Special Investigation Service (STT) officials on Tuesday are searching the offices of the Panevėžys local authority as part of an investigation involving the town's mayor, Rytis Mykolas Račkauskas.
Panevėžys
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"The investigation is related to the mayor's activities," STT spokeswoman Renata Endruzyte confirmed to BNS.

The anti-corruption agency suspects that municipal administration employees were given unlawful instructions to create favorable conditions for some companies to win public procurement contracts.

It is suspected that bribes were offered for favorable decisions.

STT seized documents relevant to the investigation from the Panevėžys local authority and certain private limited companies.

Mayor Račkauskas could not be reached by phone on Tuesday morning.

BNS
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