Lithuania detained 26 people including eight top judges in an anti-corruption probe on Wednesday, and the Prosecutor General said he would seek to review some verdicts issued by the judges.
The detained judges served at higher level courts including the Supreme court, the country’s top appeal body, the prosecutor said, adding five lawyers were also among the 26 detained.
“It was a system … what we found was that, in a barrister’s office, trading in justice was taking place,” Prosecutor General Edvinas Pasilis told reporters.
In one instance, a bribe was given to influence a prosecution for corruption, said Bartkus.
“The times of untouchables are over. Everyone has to learn the lesson,” Lithuania’s prime minister Saulius Skvernelis wrote on Facebook.