aA
A corruption case involving the Klaipeda State Seaport Authority and Latvia's bridge construction company Latvijas Tilti has reached court in Klaipeda.
Klaipėda
Klaipėda
© DELFI

Laima Domarkiene, spokeswoman for the Klaipeda Regional Court, told BNS that the court would likely issue its ruling at the end of this year.

"The trial is proceeding smoothly and is nearing completion. Defendants are planned to be questioned at the next hearings scheduled for Oct. 10-11. The conclusions are planned to be pronounced by Christmas," she said.

In the criminal case, Gediminas Zumaras, the Klaipeda port's former director for infrastructure, was charged with accepting a large bribe and Latvian citizen Genadijs Kamkalovs, a former chairman of the management board at Latvijas Tilti, was charged with bribing the port official.

According to Lithuania's Special Investigation Service (STT), the bribe exceeded 9,500 euros, or 250 amounts of minimum standard of living (MSL). Under the Lithuanian Criminal Code, such an offence is punishable by imprisonment of between two and eight years.

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

Lithuania declares nationwide emergency due to coronavirus threat

The Lithuanian government declared on Wednesday a nationwide emergency in an effort to minimize...

Police chief in Kaunas Zukauskas sacked

Darius Zukauskas , chief of Kaunas County Chief Police Commissariat , has been dismissed from the...

Installation of Chinese CCTV in Kaunas raises security concern

The installation of a CCTV system produced by Chinese company Hikvision in Lithuania's...

Foreing ministry asks people to refrain from trips to Tenerife city

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked people to refrain from trips to the Tenerife...

Defense ministry moves to introduce 'official use' label in defense system

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to introduce the " official use " label for sensitive...

Top news

Lithuania declares nationwide emergency due to coronavirus threat

The Lithuanian government declared on Wednesday a nationwide emergency in an effort to minimize...

Installation of Chinese CCTV in Kaunas raises security concern

The installation of a CCTV system produced by Chinese company Hikvision in Lithuania's...

Police chief in Kaunas Zukauskas sacked

Darius Zukauskas , chief of Kaunas County Chief Police Commissariat , has been dismissed from the...

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Lithuanian model Ieva hits the London Fashion Week catwalk

A Lithuanian student from Kėdainiai swapped designing clothes for modelling them at one of the...