Latvian PM: Anti-corruption bureau may be tapping phones

  • 2005-12-07
  • TBT staff, RIGA
Latvian Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis told the television station LNT today that investigators at the state's anti-corruption bureau KNAB could have distributed information to the media that they have gathered through eavesdropping on telephone conversations.

"Apparently there are investigators, who try to enhance their intelligence gathering work through the media," Kalvitis said.

The questions arose after Transport Minister Ainars Slesers publicly accused the anti-corruption bureau of leaking information from his telephone conversations after members of the media showed up at a meeting he had with a local prosecutor.