Anti-graft office finds eight parties didn't report all campaign expenses

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has completed analysis of 16 political parties and associations' income and expenditure statements for a period leading up to the 13th Saeima elections, and concluded that the parties had failed to disclose information on €79,183 in total as well as information about illegal donations received by the parties in the amount of €7,551, the bureau told the press.

The Corruption Prevention Bureau has concluded that, in several cases, the political parties did not indicate all their pre-election revenues and expenditures, received unauthorized donations from legal entities, and did not observe restrictions on election campaigns.

Income and expenditure statements of eight political parties - Union of Greens and Farmers, Harmony, KPV LV, New Unity, New Conservative Party, For Development/For, National Alliance, and Action Party - did not contain full information about their finances and failed to report a total of €79,813 in their statements.

Furthermore, three political parties - Harmony, New Unity and For Development/For - received €7,551 in illegal donations from various legal entities.

For these violations, the Corruption Prevention Bureau has fined ten political parties for a total amount of €3,970.

The bureau has also established that several parties used administrative resources in their election campaigns and issued fines in a total amount of €2,650.

In addition, the Corruption Prevention Bureau found that at the end of 2018 the parties had major debts for goods and services they had received - €1,386,616 in total.

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