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Saeima Deputy / Articles likely to be lifted from parliamentary immunity

It was a request from the public prosecutor’s office. However, the full Saeima meeting must approve the decision before the Bonders parliamentary immunity is lifted.

At a committee meeting Tuesday morning, Bonders claimed he was not guilty of any crime and did nothing wrong or violated the law. At the same time, he said he would not oppose the lifting of the parliamentary immunity.

Saeima’s rules of procedure stipulate that Saeima must give consent before filing a criminal charge against an agent.

At the hearing, it was stated that the case was about the property of the Bonders family and that an agreement was reached between the two parties. Bonders, a former prominent banker before embarking on his political career, said it was an “old incident involving me.” He will hold a press conference on this issue later on Tuesday.

LTV reported that a request for delivery was related Investigation State police were trying to find out if the agreement between Bonders and his wife was suspicious. The agreement ensured that politicians could not be deprived of his family’s home in a case related to the collapse of the bank “Latvijaskrājbanka” he chaired.

According to information available on LTV, Bonders will announce the resignation of the chairman of the Saeima Budget and Finance (Tax) Committee and will not run for the next Saeima election.

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