On 13 February 2002, amendments
and supplements to the Criminal Code came into effect. The Criminal Code was
amended as Lithuania had ratified the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption.
Following the amended Criminal Code, criminal liability may be also applied to legal persons for the following criminal
acts: taking of bribes (Article 282), bribery (Article284) and money laundering (Article 326). A legal person shall be liable for the criminal acts of an individual, when an individual has committed criminal acts for the benefit of the legal person or in the interests of the latter, acting individually or in the name of a legal person, provided he/she, while being in the position of a manager of the legal person, was entitled to:
(1) represent such legal person or
(2) take decisions on behalf of
such legal person, or
(3)control the activities of such legal person.
A legal person may also be find liable for criminal acts in cases when such acts were committed by an employee or authorised representative of a legal
person for the benefit of such legal person as a result of insufficient supervision or control of the manager of the legal person as he/she is defined hereinabove. No more than two of
the following penalties may be imposed on a legal person for one crime committed:
(1) a fine
up to LTL1.250.000 (about USD 312.500);
(2) seizure of assets;
(3)restriction of the legal personís activities;
of the legal person.