More scandal for the armed forces: Commander candidate connected to 'apartment affair'

  • 1999-01-28
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - The post of National Armed Forces Commander, which has been vacant since the resignation of Juris Eihmanis over the so-called "apartment affair," looks set to be filled by someone else connected to the corruption scandal.By a majority vote, Parliament's defense and interior commission supported the appointment of Raimonds Graube to the position Jan. 13. Parliament must now approve the move.Eihmanis resigned in November after it was revealed more than 43,000 lats ($75,438) from the Home Guard budget were used to refurbish his seven-room apartment in central Riga.An internal investiga...
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