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Loginovs and his deputy Pecaks acquitted on abuse of power charges

BC, Riga, 04.01.2017.Print version
The Riga Northern District Court today completed review of a criminal case against the Freeport of Riga CEO Leonids Loginovs and his deputy Aigars Pecaks, acquitting both, reports LETA.

Prosecutor Artis Klavins told that he was not happy with the ruling, but before appealing it he had to see the full verdict.

The full verdict will be released on January 18.

As reported, the prosecutor was seeking a fine of 120 minimum monthly wages, or EUR 44,000, against Loginovs, as well as ban him from working in senior jobs at state and institutions and companies for a period of three years and six months. Likewise, the prosecutor demanded a fine in the amount of 90 minimum monthly wages or EUR 33,000 for Pecaks, plus a two-year, eight-month ban from taking senior positions at state and municipal institutions and companies.

In the criminal case, Loginovs and Pecaks were charged with abuse of power - making unlawful donations on behalf of the Freeport of Riga Authority and ordering unlawful bonuses paid to the Freeport of Riga employees. Loginovs and Pecaks both pleaded not guilty.

The criminal case is based on the State Audit Office's findings several years ago, which established that the Freeport of Riga had lost at least EUR 573,314 as a result of unwarranted decisions by the freeport authority's officials.

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