Anti-graft squad ask for charges against Jūrmala mayor, businessman Krūmiņš

The Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office bring criminal charges against Jūrmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis and businessman Jūlijs Krūmiņš for illegal party financing to the benefit of the Greens and Farmers Union, LETA learned.

According to infographic distributed by the bureau, KNAB wants Truksnis to be charged with illegal financing of political organizations on a large scale and also with forging of documents and disposal of forged documents.

Krūmiņš will be charged with two episodes of illegal financing of political organizations on a large scale – illegal financing of Greens/Farmers and For Latvia From The Heart parties.

According to KNAB infographic, a Jūrmala official and Krūmiņš had an agreement that he would illegally finance the Greens and Farmers Union on a large scale, using intermediaries.

KNAB in this case has asked to press charges also against another official of Jūrmala city council - Ingrīda Vilkārse , the head of Truksnis’ office, for forgery of documents and disposal of forged documents, and another individual related with For Latvia From The Heart party, Jorens Raitums.

KNAB has ordered For Latvia From The Heart to repay into the state budget illegal donations worth €32,534.

Within the criminal procedure, the State Revenue Service has conducted audits of legal entitites and individuals and has concluded that the criminal activities have caused €478,699 worth of loss to the state budget.

As reported, KNAB earlier had banned Truksnis from meeting with Augusts Brigmanis, former head of the Greens/Farmers parliament faction, as well as Krūmiņš and Jorens Raitums, formerly of the For Latvia From The Heart party.

Truksnis has also been banned from attending the offices of the Greens and Farmers Union.

That is not the least of Truksnis' troubles as it came out into the open that he was recently fined for possessing drugs

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