Interior minister resigns amid scandal

  • 2003-05-01
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSThe political fallout from a month of scandals continues in Vilnius, with the most recent victim being former Interior Minister Juozas Bernatonis, who handed in his resignation on April 25.Bernatonis stepped down under pressure both from opposition Conservatives and from his own Social Democratic party after hastily dismissing Police Commissioner Vytautas Grigaravicius.Bernatonis accused General Grigaravicius of maintaining an illegal database containing information on the country's top political figures, including President Rolandas Paksas, Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas, and fo...
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