The Lithuanian Supreme Court on Thursday concluded hearings in the Labour Party's fraudulent bookkeeping case and is expected to issue its ruling on Decemer 30.The court's ruling will be final and not subject to appeal.
Viktoras Uspaskichas
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The Prosecutor General's Office has asked the Supreme Court to send the case back to the Court of Appeals for rehearing, saying that the criminal law was misapplied and that there were substantial violations of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Court of Appeals last February found Viktor Uspaskich, the Labor Party's founder, Vytautas Gapšys, who was then a member of the Seimas, and Marina Liutkevičienė, the party's former financial officer, guilty of fraudulent bookkeeping, but cleared them on fraud charges.

Fines of 6,800 euros, 3,600 euros and 5,700 euros were imposed on Uspaskich, Gapšys and Liutkevičienė, respectively.

According to the case file, the Labour Party failed to record 7.04 million euros in income and 14.73 million euros in expenses in its official books between 2004 and 2006.

The Prosecutor General's Office seeks that the individuals be sentenced not only for fraudulent bookkeeping, but also for fraud, and that the Labor Party as a legal person be held criminally liable despite its reorganization.

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