According to the TV3 show “Nekā personīga”, ABLV Bank representatives have claimed that murder victim Mārtiņš Bunkus could not have been a liquidator of ABLV as a customer of the bank.

These claims by the bank sounded somewhat strange because it is hard to imagine one of the country’s most experienced insolvency administrators investing so much effort and money to get himself appointed as the bank’s liquidator – yet completely unaware that the law would preclude him from doing so.

The reason for this is very simple – ABLV is lying.

The Credit Institution Law specifies that a bank’s creditor may not become its liquidator – nothing about customers though. Furthermore, Bunkus had not only never been a creditor to ABLV, he had taken every effort necessary in advance to avoid being made one artificially. It would be difficult to imagine that experienced bankers such as those managing ABLV did not know all this.

This gives reason to conclude that ABLV – in an effort to overcome suspicions that the murder of Mārtiņš Bunkus could have been related to his contact with U.S. diplomats and lobbyists concerning the liquidation of ABLV – has been spreading this lie intentionally.

Minimal research reveals that this is not the first time ABLV representatives have lying, even in court. For instance, in 2015, state TV broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija announced that representatives of ABLV had been slandering Latvian journalists.

The story is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZYxT1NU3Tw.

Puaro.lv has so much material on cases of ABLV chairman of the council, ex-wife persecutor and saucepan claimant Oļegs Fiļs lying in various documents that we will be describing them in a separate story.

In other words, lies are no accident in the activities of ABLV senior officials; they are part of a strategy for achieving their goals, one that has been honed for many years. Dramatically, a report by America’s FinCEN was necessary for people to pay attention to the power brokers that had spent years leveraging money, political influence and law enforcement connections in Latvia to create a business propped up by money laundering – something U.S. authorities believe without a doubt.

However, Latvian society does not really know these characters or their methods – or how far they are willing to go to achieve their ends and settle scores with people they dislike.


Author: Jurģis Liepnieks

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