Anticorruption bureau cracks down on alleged leaks

  • 2003-12-04
  • By Aaron Eglitis
RIGA - The Corruption Prevention and Control Bureau began a major crackdown on possible leaks of state secrets and classified information on the eve of Latvia's membership to NATO.On Nov. 8 the bureau suspended second-in-command Valdis Pumpurs on suspicions that he leaked state secrets and detained Vija Jermocenko from the Interior Ministry on Nov. 25 for allegedly mishandling restricted government information.Pumpurs, who had a level-one security clearance, the highest possible, resigned before the investigation conducted by both the anticorruption bureau and the Constitution Protection Bu...
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