The president of the Lithuanian Cancer Patient Coalition (POLA), Šarūnas Narbutas, was arraigned on July 21 on charges of influence peddling in an investigation into a 6-million-euro procurement of reagents for coronavirus tests, the Special Investigation Service (STT) said. Narbutas is suspected of acting as an informal intermediary between a foreign company and Lithuania's authorities that were scrambling to purchase a large amount of reagents after the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, according to the press release.
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