Differently about Corruption: Cartoon Books for Schoolchildren
With the International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) approaching, Lithuanian schools are to receive cartoon books commissioned by the Special Investigation Service (STT) about corruption and its consequences. The cartoon books created for the youth aged 16–18 mocks people involved in different bribery situations.
STT invites to inform about corruption via mobile app
The Special Investigation Service (STT) encourages all national residents to be civic and inform STT officials about corruption offences. Now they can do it faster and simpler, using a mobile application “Pranešk STT” (Inform STT).
By using the mobile app “Pranešk STT” on their smart phone people can inform STT about the demand to give a bribe, offer of a bribe, abuse of office or any other corruption offence, take a picture and attach a file with evidence and if necessary use the navigation that will take them to closest office of STT. The mobile application is suitable devices using Android and iOS software.
Egidijus Radzevičius appointed Deputy Director of STT
President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė signed a decree appointing Egidijus Radzevičius, aged 39, Deputy Director of the Special Investigations Service (STT). The decree was signed in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and Law on the Special Investigation Service and taking into consideration STT Director’s Saulius Urbanavičius submission.
Investigation into alleged trading in influence targets six suspects
In the pre-trial investigation concerning trading in influence carried out by the Special Investigation Service, six individuals are suspected of having committed offences provided for by several different articles of the Criminal Code. Jonas Milius, director of the State Food and Veterinary Service, is suspected of abuse of office and forgery of documents, other individuals are suspected of abuse of office, trading in influence and forgery of documents. More detailed information on the suspects is not given now to avoid prejudicing the ongoing investigation and proceedings.
Lithuanian and Latvian Officials Investigate International Bribery Case
The Lithuanian Special Investigation Service (STT), in co-operation with the Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), launched pre-trial investigation. On 16 June officers of the STT Klaipėda Field Office made searches in the state enterprise Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (VĮ Klaipėdos valstybinio jūrų uosto direkcija) and detained the director of infrastructure of the enterprise, G. Z. Officers also detained a Latvian national, G. K., Chair of the Board in one of the Latvian construction companies.
OLAF curbs cross-border fraud and closes record number of investigations in 2015
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) reported an excellent investigative performance, concluding the highest number of investigations in the last years, curbing cross-border fraud and bringing tangible results in protecting EU taxpayers' money.