Kalvitis gives go-ahead for probe

  • 2005-11-02
  • By TBT staff
RIGA - Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis ordered an internal investigation into Interior Ministry deals with Spektrs K company. The latter is demanding over 600,000 lats (853,700 euros) from the ministry for storing material evidence in several criminal cases.

In an interview with Latvia's LNT commercial television program, "900 Seconds," the prime minister said that Spektrs K, a company known for its "various activities," was demanding more than 600,000 lats for storing material evidence for a long period of time.

"But even superficial checks have revealed that no contracts have been signed with this company, and that the tariffs, services and terms these bills are based upon are unclear," Kalvitis said.

A task force, which has been set up to investigate the affair, is expected to submit its report to the prime minister in the near future.