“We can confirm that Seimas member Laurynas Kasčiūnas was given information about the fact that four members of the LFF Executive Committee have previously committed criminal acts, but the convictions have now disappeared. Three members of the LFF Executive Committee were subject to the preventive measures of the Organized Crime Prevention Law,” R. Matonis said to Eltai.
He explained that L. Kasčiūnas was also given information about the possible manipulation of football teams in matches, possible such schemes, and the necessary improvement of the legal base.
“Preventive enforcement measures provided for in the law are applied to persons, if the data obtained in accordance with the law on the contacts of these persons with organized groups, criminal associations or their members are sufficient grounds to believe that these persons may commit serious crimes and preventive enforcement measures should be applied in order to guarantee public and state security, to ensure public order, the rights and freedoms of individuals”, said the representative of the Police Department.
ELTA reminds that at the end of July, politicians raised the issue of direct management of the LFF. They did this at the joint meeting of the Seimas Budget and Finance Committee and the Youth and Sports Affairs Commission, which was attended by LFF representatives.
Member of the Seimas Laurynas Kasčiūnas then claimed that when politicians talk about the direct management of the LFF, they have a clear plan on how to solve the problem – the closedness of the LFF and unfair procedures when electing representatives to the Executive Committee (EC).
After the blogger Skirmantas Malinauskas published information last week that the General Commissioner of the Police Renatas Požėla allegedly had connections with the former vice-president of the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF), Arūnas Pukelis, who is accused of various crimes, and the then Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis, the Democratic Union “Vardan Lietuvos” received a certificate about this. the chairman asserts that the Government Chancellery has not received official certificates.
Meanwhile, at the beginning of the week, R. Požela reported to the portal 15min that the police had recently submitted a certificate to the members of the Seimas about the suspicious characters of the LFF and the processes taking place in the federation and emerging threats.