Rolandas Paksas, a former president of Lithuania who was impeached in 2004, was questioned Monday by Lithuania’s Special Investigation Service (STT) in connection with a bribery case.
The anti-corruption agency has already filed corruption charges against Gedvydas Vainauskas, one of the owners of the Lietuvos Rytas media group.
Paksas has “special witness” status in Lithuania, similar to the “person of interest” designation in Western countries. Special witnesses are suspected of breaking the law, but lack of evidence or some other circumstance prevents law enforcement from filing charges.
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