Mur­der of in­sol­vency ad­min­is­tra­tor Bunkus: Pos­si­ble mo­tives

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Murdered in­sol­vency ad­min­is­tra­tor Mār­tiņš Bunkus al­legedly had se­ri­ous ar­gu­ments with his col­league Māris Sprūds and en­tre­pre­neur Mi­hails Uļ­mans, sources fa­mil­iar with Bunkus told de facto pro­gramme of the Lat­vian Tele­vi­sion.

Ac­cord­ing to the an­a­lyt­i­cal broad­cast de facto, Bunkus and Sprūds rep­re­sented dif­fer­ent camps of in­sol­vency ad­min­is­tra­tors, while from Uļ­mans the vic­tim sought to col­lect sev­eral mil­lion eu­ros.

Both in­sol­vency ad­min­is­tra­tor Sprūds and busi­ness­man Uļ­mans had re­fused to an­swer ques­tions from de facto. In­ves­ti­ga­tors at the Lat­vian State Po­lice also pri­mar­ily link the killing with pro­fes­sional ac­tiv­i­ties.

«Cur­rently, there are many ideas, why this could hap­pen. I think, there will be more in the fu­ture. And we will go through all these ver­sions un­til we ar­rive at a re­sult», noted the chief of Main Crim­i­nal Po­lice Ad­min­is­tra­tion An­drejs Grišins.

BNN re­ported pre­vi­ously that sworn at­tor­ney, in­sol­vency ad­min­is­tra­tor Mār­tiņš Bunkus was shot dead in his car at 08:40 in the morn­ing in near Broth­ers Cemetery in Riga, Aizsaules Street 1 on Wed­nes­day, 30 May.

Latvia’s State Po­lice has asked res­i­dents, who saw an or­ange-red VW LT with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber JD 5960 with a cargo box cov­ered with a red or or­ange tent to report any in­for­ma­tion they have to author­i­ties. Po­lice also urge res­i­dents who know any­thing about car reg­is­tra­tion plate forg­eries. So far the in­ves­ti­ga­tion has found out about an or­ange-red VW LT be­ing used in the armed at­tack on the in­sol­vency ad­min­is­tra­tor. The car had a forged reg­is­tra­tion num­ber JD 5960. The car was found aban­doned and burned shortly af­ter the mur­der. Lat­vian In­te­rior Af­fairs Min­is­ter Ri­hards Ko­zlovskis said that it was likely a hired hit. The rea­son may be as­so­ci­ated with the vic­tim’s pro­fes­sional ac­tiv­ity. How­ever, po­lice do not ex­clude other pos­si­bil­i­ties.

REUTERS/SCANPIX

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