"I will not give you the amounts, but the Bank of Lithuania has basically provided data in five categories: regarding a suspicious loan granted, another loss-making loan, rent contracts at unreasonably high prices, and hiring relatives for well-compensated positions. The bank's funds were used to serve their interests," Simonas Minkevičius said at a news conference when asked about the size of assets that the bank's managers are suspected of having embezzled.
There are also suspicions that the bank's capital increase in 2011 was not entirely transparent, he has said.
Minkevičius claimed that he did not know where Vladimir Romanov, Ūkio Bankas' majority shareholder, was at the moment, but said that the bank's managers, not its shareholders, would be the first to be suspected of any wrongdoings.
The prosecutor said that they had not yet taken any steps with respect to Romanov or the bank's managers, since the pre-trial investigation had just been launched. He was asked if he would take measures to prevent Romanov from leaving Lithuania.