Though Lithuania's political world is still reeling from recent corruption scandals, the Prosecutor General has promised to announce new interrogations and accusations for still more politicians and Seimas members.
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

The General Prosecutor has said that accusations will be presented to two Labour party members as well as several more individuals who, according to the Vilnius District Court, may have provided false testimony during the Labour party's “black book-keeping” case.

The recent announcements were not limited to party members and political figures. Other individuals who may soon be under investigation include musicians and celebrities as well as common accountants.

It is believed that singer Žilvinas Žvagulis and Juozas Liesis, former member of the band Bavarija, both performed at Labour party events and received large parts of their compensation "off the books." Other individuals potentially facing charges include accountants and administrators implicated in the Labour party's fraud case.

The suspicions against Seimas members may take longer to process, as the Seimas must first agree to nullify a Seimas member's immunity before they can be charged.

Griežtai draudžiama DELFI paskelbtą informaciją panaudoti kitose interneto svetainėse, žiniasklaidos priemonėse ar kitur arba platinti mūsų medžiagą kuriuo nors pavidalu be sutikimo, o jei sutikimas gautas, būtina nurodyti DELFI kaip šaltinį.
Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Social Democrats appeal to STT over business financial support for “Farmer” candidate

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) has appealed to the Special Investigation Service...

D. Grybauskaitė awarded for merits to prosecution system

In the commemoration of the Lithuanian prosecutors’ establishment centenary, President Dalia...

Lithuanian party membership conditions to be eased for EU citizens

On Tuesday, the Seimas passed amendments to the political party law prepared by the Ministry of...

PM dismisses criticism of gender inequality in his all-men cabinet

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday dismissed criticism that Lithuania might...

Founding and operation conditions for civic electoral committees should be more similar to parties’ – political scientist

With a third more civic electoral committees aiming to participate in the municipal elections than...