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Thursday, 12.12.2019, 14:23
Ugis Magonis, the former CEO of Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways, LDz) national rail company, claimed in court today that he received nearly EUR 500,000 in cash from Estonian businessman Oleg Ossinovski not as a bribe but as reward for lobbying his interests in Russian Railways, writes LETA.
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The State Security Service has detained three persons for illegally supplying large quantities of arms to African countries targeted by the United Nations and European Union's sanctions, the Security Service informed LETA.
Police in the EU recorded on average 697 000 car thefts yearly over the period 2015 to 2017, a 29% reduction compared to the period 2008 to 2010 (yearly average 983 000). Between 2008 and 2017, there were downward trends in most EU Member States, informed Eurostat.
Mamerts Vaivads, who used to be one of the best-known businessmen in Latvia's northwestern port city of Ventspils, was robbed at his home in Kurzeme a week ago, according ti the Latvijas Avize information reports LETA.
Corruption Prevention Bureau raids offices of construction companies, state officials in suspicion of cartel agreement, bribery03.09.2019
The Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) currently is raiding offices of several construction companies and state officials, according to the information at the disposal of LETA.
The State Police in a large-scale operation on Monday seized 300 kilos of drugs and detained six persons, State Police chief Ints Kuzis said in an interview with commercial LNT television today citing LETA.
Finnish authorities are accusing two men originally from Estonia of extensive money laundering and the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) believes that Russian organized crime is behind the money laundering scheme, Finnish public broadcaster Yle reported on Friday reffered LETA.