"So far I had been investigating very serious crimes, crimes related withthe so called top-level organized crime. I have faced threats, I have beenoffered bribes, I have not subjected to them, I have not been afraid, Ihave not been influenced, and I think that in the future I will also beindependent and I will be able to make my own decisions," saidZvejsalnieks in an interview with Latvian commercial television LNT onFriday.
Asked whether he has discussed possible support to his candidacy withpoliticians, Zvejsalnieks underscored his political independence.
"I have not spoken about support of politicians, I have not been forwardedby any hairy hands or oligarchs," he said.Vilnitis underscored his independence as well. He also said that the organization should increase its presence outside of the capital city.