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The public prosecutor on Friday asked the court to convict Raimondas Kurlianskis, a former vice-president of MG Baltic, one of Lithuania's biggest business groups, on bribery and influence peddling charges, and sentence him to imprisonment.
Raimondas Kurlianskis
Raimondas Kurlianskis

Justas Laucius, the public prosecutor, asked for the 56-year-old businessman, who has no previous convictions, to be arrested in the courtroom after Vilnius Regional Court issues its ruling in the high-profile political corruption trial.

The prosecutor was yet to tell the court what prison sentence the prosecution is seeking for Kurlianskis.

Prosecutors say that Kurlianskis gave a bribe of 106,000 euros to Eligijus Masiulis, a former leader of the Liberal Movement, for pushing through decisions favorable for the business group in the parliament.

The prosecutor is seeking a prison sentence for Masiulis, too.

MG Baltic has recently rebranded as MG Grupe.

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