Former Rēzekne Mayor to be prosecuted for information disclosure

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has referred a case to the prosecutor's office in which it obtained evidence that the former Rēzekne Mayor, Aleksandrs Bartaševičs, disclosed restricted information to a family member and failed declare a large loan, KNAB said in a press release April 5.

Evidence obtained by the KNAB shows that "the former chairman of the Rezekne City Council, motivated by personal reasons and encouraged by a family member, instructed a municipal employee to obtain information from a database available for the performance of her official duties. The employee passed on the restricted information she had obtained regarding several real estates to the aforementioned public official, who disclosed the information to the family member," the KNAB statement reads.

The investigation also found that he failed to disclose a €32,984 loan granted to a family member in his current public official declarations between 2014 and 2024. 

KNAB proposes to prosecute the former chairman of the Rēzekne municipality for disclosure of information and for making false statements in a declaration of a public official about a property or other income in a large amount. A family member of the official was charged with inciting to disclose restricted information.

On April 2, the KNAB sent the materials of the criminal case to the Prosecutor's Office for Investigation of Crimes in the Service of State Institutions.

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