• Russian Official Arrested on Senate Floor for Murder

    Russian authorities arrested ruling party official Rauf Arashukov in parliament on Wednesday for allegedly ordering two contract killings and being involved in a criminal organization, according to a statement by the Russian Investigative Committee.

  • Armenia’s Gazprom Operator Accused of Tax Evasion

    Tax authorities in Armenia have launched criminal proceedings against the country’s national gas distribution company, which is owned by Russia’s Gazprom, accusing the Armenian operator of evading millions of dollars in taxes, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported last week.

  • Lithuania: Impeachment Launched Against MP Exposed by OCCRP partners

    Lithuania’s parliament is launching an impeachment procedure against a lawmaker who was found to have financially benefited from a business he protected as a legislator. The move comes after the same parliament shocked the public last week by failing to expel another lawmaker who had broken his oath.

  • An Ill Wind: Lithuanian MP Investigated over Windfall, Gazprom Ties

    Artūras Skardžius, a member of the Lithuanian parliament who is deeply involved in energy issues, is under investigation for a windfall his family received from renting land to a company that subleased parts of it to a wind farm.

    Credit: Lukas Balandis / 15minWind turbines in Lithuania's Šilutė district. (Photo by: Lukas Balandis / 15min)

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