Lat­vian au­thor­i­ties asked to com­mence crim­i­nal process on raiderism at Olain­farm

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Signe Baldere-Sild­edze, guardian of for­mer Olain­farm owner Va­ler­ijs Mali­gins’ youngest daugh­ter Anna Emīlija Malig­ina, and Mali­gins’ other daugh­ter Nika Saveļ­jeva have turned to law en­force­ment in­sti­tu­tions with a re­quest to com­mence a crim­i­nal process in re­la­tion to acts of raiderism, abuse of of­fi­cial power and fraud.

The ap­pli­ca­tion men­tions a re­quest to pro­tect Olain­farm’s, its share­hold­ers’ and heirs’ in­ter­ests be­cause events of the last sev­eral days demon­strated that there are clear intentions of cer­tain peo­ple to force­fully take over this com­pany.

«Through il­le­gal means peo­ple with ques­tion­able rep­u­ta­tion and crim­i­nal past have ended up in the man­age­ment of Olain­farm. They do not hide their intentions to use cor­rupt means to in­flu­ence courts and in­ves­tiga­tive in­sti­tu­tions. There are rea­sons to be­lieve the goal of this take-over is rob­bing the com­pany of its as­sets in favour of some third party for a price lower than as­sets’ mar­ket value,» as men­tioned in the ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mit­ted by Baldere-Sild­edze and Saveļ­jeva.

They also men­tion that as a re­sult of his hos­tile take-over, Olain­farm may be robbed of its fi­nances, caus­ing con­sid­er­able dam­age to all share­hold­ers and putting at risk the com­pany’s fu­ture, some­thing all mem­bers of the com­pany’s coun­cil and board are per­son­ally re­spon­si­ble for.

In their ap­pli­ca­tion, Baldere-Sild­edze and Saveļ­jeva ask au­thor­i­ties to com­mence a crim­i­nal process against an or­ga­nized group.

As of Tues­day, 11 Septem­ber, Baldere-Sild­edze is no longer a coun­cil mem­ber in Olain­farm. In her state­ment to the me­dia, Baldere-Sild­edze men­tioned that she left her post be­cause she be­lieves it to be «im­pos­si­ble to con­tinue work­ing in Olain­farm coun­cil with the cur­rent team there».

On 4 Septem­ber, changes were added to Olain­farm’s coun­cil. In ac­cor­dance with the de­ci­sion made by share­hold­ers, Ivars Kalviņš, Mi­lana Beļe­viča and Ivars God­ma­nis were ex­cluded from the coun­cil. They were re­placed by Pāvels Rebenoks (as chair­man of the coun­cil), Mār­tiņš Krieķis and Daina Sir­laka. Malig­ina and Baldere-Sild­edze re­mained in the coun­cil af­ter this. Kalviņš later said that the Com­pe­ti­tion Coun­cil may look into Krieķis’ ap­point­ment to Olain­farm’s coun­cil, be­cause he is in a di­rect con­flict of in­ter­est. «Likely the Com­pe­ti­tion Coun­cil could look into this, be­cause Mr. Krieķis also works in the man­age­ment board of Kirov Lip­mans’ owned AS Grindeks,» he said.

At the same time, Lip­mans has said mul­ti­ple times that he has no in­ter­est in par­tic­i­pa­tion or in­vest­ment in Olain­farm, be­cause he is al­legedly not in­ter­ested in this com­pany. «In the six months that have passed since the last time I’ve had to re­spond to such un­jus­ti­fied pub­lic claims, noth­ing has changed. My plans for the fu­ture are as­so­ci­ated with Grindeks, which is al­ready de­vel­op­ing rapidly as a busi­ness,» said Lip­mans. Rebenoks and Krieķis also de­nied al­le­ga­tions re­gard­ing a con­flict of in­ter­ests in Olain­farm – both lawyers stressed it is an at­tempt to as­so­ciate dif­fer­ent peo­ple with one an­other sim­ply be­cause a sin­gle law firm was picked. «There is no sub­stance to blurry as­sump­tions re­gard­ing an al­leged con­flict of in­ter­ests. Rebenoks un Vilders law firm and its part­ners have strictly com­plied with the Lat­vian Sworn At­tor­neys Ethics code and In­ter­na­tional At­tor­neys’ As­so­ci­a­tion In­ter­na­tional Code of Ethics for At­tor­neys,» as men­tioned in the lawyers’ an­nounce­ment.

Turnover of Olain­farm con­cern in the first six months of 2018 was EUR 61,844 mil­lion, which is 1.4% less than the pre­vi­ous year. Olain­farm’s rev­enue has grown 1.5%, reach­ing EUR 5.786 mil­lion.

Lita Krone/LETA

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