THE Lithuanian Prosecutor General’s Office has confirmed it has signed a European warrant for the arrest of joint Pompey owner Vladimir Antonov, The News can reveal.
In a statement issued to The News, the Lithuanian Prosecutor General’s Office said a request seeking constraint measures to be placed upon Snoras bank shareholders Mr Antonov and Raimond Baranauskas had been granted.
Ruta Dirsiene, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor General’s Office, said: ‘On the same day Prosecutor General Mr D Valys signed European Arrest Warrants issued against these persons.
‘Both former managers of the bank Snoras have been recognised as suspects with regard to misappropriation of property on a large scale and forgery of documents, whereas R Baranauskas is also suspected of fraudulent accounting and abuse of authority.’
Snoras bank, which Mr Antonov is the main shareholder, was placed into administration last week at the request of the Lithuanian Central Bank to evaluate the bank’s financial position.