RIGA, Oct 6 (LETA) - Businessman Julijs Krumins has the status of a suspect in two criminal procedures, as Krumins' attorney Egons Rusanovs told LETA today.
According to Rusanovs, Krumins was released from custody this morning, and he currently has the status of a suspect in two criminal procedures. Rusanovs declined to comment on either of the procedures, except that Krumins had been prohibited from leaving the country.
As reported, in one Corruption Prevention Bureau's criminal procedure involving Krumins, the bureau also detained Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens/Farmres) and, possibly, Jorens Raitums who was in the past associated with the For Latvia From The Heart political party.
LETA also reported, four persons have been detained so far as part of a criminal process on possible illegal large-scale political party financing.
In the meantime, Riga Kurzeme District Court Chairman Aija Ornina was suspended from her job yesterday. Ornina confirmed to LETA that the Corruption Prevention Bureau suspected her of divulging classified information and "accepting an offer" from Krumins. She also said that her case was not related to the criminal procedure on illegal party financing, in which Krumins and Truksnis had been detained.