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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 16.07.2019, 23:53

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Criminal case against Rimsevics and Martinsons submitted to court

Criminal case against Rimsevics and Martinsons submitted to court

09.07.2019

Prosecutor Viorika Jirgena on Tuesday submitted to the Riga Vidzeme District Court a criminal case where the Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics and businessman Maris Martinsons stand accused of corruption, reported LETA.

Keyword tags: Banks, Crime, Legislation



Riga councilwoman and University of Latvia vice rector Broka detained for graft

Riga councilwoman and University of Latvia vice rector Broka detained for graft

09.07.2019

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) today detained three persons including Baiba Broka (National Alliance), a member of Riga City Council and the University of Latvia’s vice rector for legal affairs, over a corruption case involving a EUR 20,000 bribe, according to information obtained by LETA.

Latvian authorities have failed to prevent laundering of millions of US dollars - Hermitage Capital Management

Latvian authorities have failed to prevent laundering of millions of US dollars - Hermitage Capital Management

04.07.2019

Bill Browder, co-founder and head of the investment company Hermitage Capital Management, believes that the Latvian authorities have failed to prevent the laundering of millions of US dollars through banks registered in Latvia, according to a copy of Hermitage Capital Management's letter obtained by LETA.


Fentanyl users forced to buy substance from Latvia due to scarce availability in Estonia

Fentanyl users forced to buy substance from Latvia due to scarce availability in Estonia

03.07.2019

Two years after groups of fentanyl traffickers were arrested, the first known fentanyl lab was shut down and close to ten kilograms of fentanyl were confiscated from the criminals, the substance is so difficult to locate in Estonia that it has to be smuggled from Latvia, according Postimees information reports LETA/BNS.

A legal complaint against J. Jurass (J. Jurašs) has been filed to the Prosecution Office

A legal complaint against J. Jurass (J. Jurašs) has been filed to the Prosecution Office

01.07.2019

What is happening right now in the field of justice, threatens national security of the state, and points to the fact that there is a commitment to seize the country. Businessman Uldis Stalbergs (Uldis Štālbergs) expressed his opinion in an interview with Guntars Gute (Guntars Gūte).


25.06.2019

50% reduction in car thefts in Latvia so far in 2019

Thanks to the activity of police, there has been an approximately 50 % reduction in car thefts in Latvia so far this year, Criminal Police Criminal Investigation Department Second Division Chief Maris Priednieks told LETA.

14.06.2019

Insane Behring-Breivik fan planned attack on a Jurmala school - prosecution

A man who last year posted xenophobic comments about Roma and Russians on social networks and praised Norwegian right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring-Breivik, had plotted terror attacks on a school and several other locations in Jurmala, Laura Majevska, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, told LETA.

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