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2021.10.12 14:54

Lithuanian president fires judge accused of taking bribe to shorten driving ban

BNS2021.10.12 14:54

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has fired Rimantas Grigas, a Kaunas judge suspected of taking bribes.

The president signed the decree on Monday after the move was approved by the Judicial Council.

On September 2, the Special Investigation Service (STT), the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, brought formal bribery suspicions against Grigas, who has worked as a district court judge in Kaunas since 1999.

Law-enforcement officials suspect Judge Grigas of taking a bribe of at least 2,000 euros to shorten a driver's suspension period from 12 to three months.

Reportedly, the judge attempted to destroy evidence during a search of his home.

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