Lithuanian MP sentenced to 5.5 years in jail

  • 1998-11-26
VILNIUS (BNS) - The Vilnius District Court found MP Audrius Butkevicius, 38, guilty of attempted fraud and sentenced him Nov. 18 to five and a half years in a high security correctional prison.The court has also imposed a 50,000 litas ($12,500) fine and confiscated half of the lawmaker's property. The 13 months Butkevicius has already spent in prison awaiting setencing will be included in the jail term.State prosecutors called for the court to sentence Butkevicius to six years in jail, a 60,000 litas fine and confiscation of half his property.Attorneys for Butkevicius said they will appeal ...
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