Dombrovskis overturns corruption chief decision

  • 2014-01-07
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Former Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has overturned Corruption Prevention Bureau (CPB) Chief Jaroslavs Strelcenoks' decision to fire his deputy Juta Strike.

The decision comes after a longstanding conflict  between the head of the bureau, Jaroslavs Strelcenoks, and several of the bureau's staff members.

Strelcenoks claims that Strike's actions exceeded her authority and are not in the Corruption Prevention Bureau's interests, and that she has violated several regulations.

Strike denies the accusations.

Now legal experts have evaluated the legality of Strelcenoks' order to fire his deputy, and felt certain enough to overturn the decision.

Experts added that Strelcenoks' decision to fire Strike illegitimate and cited several clauses in the Labor Law that had been breached, reports LETA.