Lithuania's parliamentary Order and Justice Party is suspected of having spent around 346,000 euros in funds allegedly obtained as bribes or through other illegal means on publicity, law-enforcement officials said on Wednesday after completing their pre-trial investigation.
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"We suspect that the party gained more than 1.2 million litas (EUR 346,000) in this case," Martynas Jovaiša, chief prosecutor at the Organized Crime and Corruption Department at the Prosecutor General's Office, told reporters.

Order and Justice as a legal entity and six individuals are suspects in the investigation, which was launched back in 2014.

Formal suspicions of influence peddling, squandering of property, possession of a forged document, and fraudulent management of accounts have been brought against the party.

As part of the investigation, more than 550 interrogations have been conducted and probes into the economic and financial activities of 15 legal entities have been carried out, the law-enforcement said.

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