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Published: 10 september 2012 16:50

Lithuanian central bank goes to prosecutors over Gold Line International

Gedimino Savickio/BFL nuotr. / .

The central Bank of Lithuania has asked prosecutors to look into the activities of Gold Line International, a Russian-registered financial pyramid scheme suspected of trying to cheat money out of people in Lithuania.

"On suspicion of illegal activities and trying to swindle money out of the Lithuanian population, the Bank of Lithuania has asked the Prosecutor General's Office to launch a pre-trial investigation or otherwise prevent possibly illegal activities by Gold Line International," it said in a press release on Monday.

On its website, the company invites people, in the Lithuanian language, to pay a certain fee and then earn money depending on how many people are signed up and how much money they contribute.

"We can see obvious signs of a financial pyramid scheme. Therefore, we are asking the Prosecutor General's office to open a pre-trial investigation or take other measures of criminal prosecution in order to protect public interests," said Vilius Šapoka, director of the central bank's Financial Services and Markets Supervision Department.

At the start of this year, the central bank asked the Prosecutor General's office to look into the activities of another Russian financial pyramid scheme, MMM-2011.

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