The now-former Corruption Prevention Bureau Deputy Chief Juta Strike, who was fired by Corruption Prevention Bureau Chief Jaroslavs Strelcenoks on Dec. 20, believes that the true reason behind her release is corrupt people's desire to "get rid of her once and for all," reports LETA.
"Without the slightest doubt, the true reasoning behind this decision is the desire to get rid of me. In the hands of such people, Strelcenoks is nothing more than a lackey," Strike told LETA.
Strike expected this decision. She promises to seek all legal options for contesting it.
Strelcenoks opened two disciplinary cases against Strike this year. One of them was terminated in November. The limitation period in taking disciplinary action passed and Strelcenoks made the decision. In the second case, Strelcenoks decided to rebuke Strike.
A longstanding conflict has been playing out at the CPB between the head of the bureau, Strelcenoks, and several of the bureau's staff members.