Vilnius Vice-Mayor Romas Adomavičius of the Social Democratic Party has told a court that he is not guilty of corruption, adding that the case against him is a provocation.
Romas Adomavičius
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

"I plead not guilty on the charges. I committed no offence, a well-designed provocation was plotted against me," he told the court.

Adomavičius is charged with demanding a 40,000-litas (EUR 11,600) bribe in exchange for helping a company win a 9-million-litas contract for waterworks construction and renovation.

The vice-mayor has said that the money discovered in his car were part of the budget for parliamentary election campaign.

Adomavičius was suspended from office for some time but later returned to his post.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

Two Lithuanians and Norwegian returned to Lithuania in spy swap with Russia

Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian were returned to Lithuania on Friday as part of a spy swap with...

Aviation bomb found and defused in Vilnius

An aviation bomb was found and later neutralized in the Zverynas area of Vilnius on Thursday night.

President pardons 2 Russian spies opening the way for swap with Moscow

President Gitanas Nauseda has granted pardons to two Russian citizens jailed in Lithuania for...

Skusevicius appointed ambassador to Canada

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Thursday appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Darius Skusevicius...

MPs reject President Nauseda's second veto

The Lithuanian parliament overrode on Thursday a presidential veto on its decision to add two road...