Posts tagged as Accused

Latvian miller company accused of price dumping

Monday, October 5, 2020

Flour producer Dobeles dzirnavnieks, together with companies from three other countries, has been accused of dumping prices on South African markets, according to an LSM.lv report October 3 . The complaint was lodged by competitors. The Trade Commission of the Republic of South Africa reports that “according to the first assessment there is evidence of dumping” and that the local pasta industry is losing profits and employees. Dobeles dzirnavnieks has been given…

Lithuania’s lobbying scandal: business rep accused of efforts to depose minister

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Valdas Sutkus, the president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LVK), is suspected of organising a smear campaign against former transport minister and taking bribes from business groups. Sutkus is under investigation as part of a large-scale lobbying corruption case, Lithuania’s anti-corruption agency, the Special Investigation Service (STT), said on Wednesday that Sutkus, who was detained a day earlier before being released from remand, was allegedly paid to collect and publish…

Why is Lithuanian MEP accused of interfering in Georgia?

By Jurga Bakaitė on Monday, June 1, 2020

As Georgia prepares for general elections in October, a letter from Lithuanian MEP about the government’s treatment of opposition leaders has ruffled some feathers in Tbilisi. Andrius Kubilius has been accused by Georgia’s ruling politicians of exerting unacceptable pressure on the country’s domestic issues. Meanwhile, the Lithuanian MEP told LRT.lt the current situation in Tbilisi reminds of pre-Maidan Ukraine, when the now-deposed Viktor Yanukovych imprisoned opposition leaders. “European partners need…

Lithuania looks to extend detention of politician accused of spying for Russia

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General’s Office has asked for the detention of Algirdas Paleckis, a Lithuanian politician suspected of spying for Russia, to be extended for another three months. Paleckis has been in custody since October 2018, with his detention regularly extended. The existing detention period expires on October 26 and The court is due to make a decision next week. An unidentified “network of persons” and Paleckis are suspected of having…

Suspect in deadly Dutch tram shooting appears in court

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dutch prosecutors said Monday they have a “strong indication” that a man accused of fatally shooting four passengers on a tram in the central city of Utrecht in March had a “terrorist motive.” In a written statement following a preliminary hearing at Utrecht District Court, prosecutors said 37-year-old suspect Gokmen Tanis left a handwritten letter in a getaway car that said in Dutch: “I’m doing this for my religion, you…

Decorated US F-22 Raptor Pilot Accused of Raping Sleeping Woman in 2014

Friday, May 11, 2018

A decorated US Air Force F-22 Raptor pilot and intelligence analyst will face a court martial this fall for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while she was in bed asleep, among other violent crimes, according to an Air Force charge sheet released Wednesday. Colonel Jason Costello, who is assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command-Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, is accused of three violations of the US Uniform Code of Military Justice,…