The corruption suspicions brought by Lithuania's law-enforcement against MG Baltic concern and two political parties have no major effect upon the concern's operations, Darius Mockus, president and owner of MG Baltic, told Verslo Žinios business daily.
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"It is now popular in Lithuania to condemn the wealthy, the topic of social injustice is also popular. Scrutiny of such large companies makes some people very happy. However, I see no major impact upon the concern. Of course, it is not something pleasant. The fact is that the doubtful glory gives us no positivity. However, we are posting the highest results for this year in business," Mockus told the daily.

Amid suspicions of bribery and influence peddling in Lithuania's largest case of political corruption, Raimundas Kurlianskis, board chairman of LNK group and MG Baltic Media, earlier this week announced resignation from the concern and plans to sell 2.34 percent of MG Baltic Investment shares to Mockus and leave all positions in the concern on Jan. 1.

Kurlianskis said the decision was due to the need to focus on the upcoming judicial proceedings.

The law-enforcement suspect that former members of the Liberal Movement, Eligijus Masiulis and Šarūnas Gustainis, took bribes from Kurlianskis for the party. Kurlianskis is also suspected of bribing former MP Vytautas Gapšys.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Planes were too close during Marijampole incident but there was no real threat

Several planes got too close over Lithuania's southern city of Marijampole in April but there was no...

President: Lithuania is lucky to have 'worthy' candidates in runoff (1)

Lithuania is fortunate to have two "worthy" candidates competing with each other to be elected...

Presidential candidates' teams trade accusations over campaign funding

The staffs of Ingrida Simonyte and Gitanas Nauseda , the two candidates vying to be elected...

Baltic countries and US agrees on cooperation format for energy security

President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with the Presidents of Latvia and Estonia met with the U.S....

Lithuanian experts: Zelensky calls snap election to avoid "sticks in his wheels"

Ukraine 's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called a snap parliamentary election to give...