Crime

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 20.09.2018, 14:07

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Member of Estonia's HIV medication panel arrested on bribe-taking charges

Member of Estonia's HIV medication panel arrested on bribe-taking charges

17.09.2018

Police in Estonia have detained Matti Maimets, chairman of the Estonian Infectious Diseases Society and head of the department for infectious diseases at Tartu University Hospital, as suspect in bribe taking on repeated occasions, informs LETA/BNS referring to the news portal of public broadcaster ERR.

Keyword tags: Corruption, Crime, Estonia, Legislation, Medicine



Latvian hacker sentenced to almost three years in US federal prison

Latvian hacker sentenced to almost three years in US federal prison

13.09.2018

Latvian computer hacker Peteris Sahurovs who said he pocketed between USD 150,000 to USD 250,000 by infecting visitors to the Star Tribune website with a malware virus will spend nearly three years in federal prison before being sent back to Latvia, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday, reported LETA accroding to the Star Tribune information.

Latvian advertising expert Stendzenieks faces suspended jail term

Latvian advertising expert Stendzenieks faces suspended jail term

10.09.2018

The Riga City Vidzeme District Court slapped a one-year suspended jail term on Eriks Stendzenieks, former owner and head of Mooz! advertising agency, in a criminal case on illegal circulation of drugs, informs LETA.


WSJ: Danske Bank money laundering probe involves USD 150 b of transactions

WSJ: Danske Bank money laundering probe involves USD 150 b of transactions

07.09.2018

Investigators at Denmark's largest bank are studying around 150 billion U.S. dollars of transactions that flowed through its Estonian outpost between 2007 and 2015 as part of an internal money laundering probe, people familiar with the matter have told Wall Street Journal (WSJ),citing LETA/BNS.

30 bln dollars was moved via Estonian branch of Danske in a single year

30 bln dollars was moved via Estonian branch of Danske in a single year

04.09.2018

An independent investigation into the money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank found that as much as 30 bln U.S. dollars of Russian and ex-Soviet money flowed through its Estonian branch in a single year, informs LETA/BNS referring to the Financial Times.


03.09.2018

Airplane involved in Russia-Argentine cocaine case had been en route to Riga – TV channel

Andrey Kovalchuk, the main defendant in the loud Russia-Argentine cocaine case, last year rented a Cessna 750 plane, making the flight from Buenos Aires to Riga, reported Prague-based Russian-language TV channel Currenttime.TV, produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in cooperation with the Voice of America (VOA) citing LETA.

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