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CPB hands over separate case from Latvenergo affair to Prosecutor's Office

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 29.06.2012.Print version
The Corruption Prevention Bureau of Latvia (CPB) has handed over criminal process materials to the Prosecutor General's Office and proposes to prosecute three former state officials – one former joint-stock power utility company Latvenergo official, as well as two former board members from the company's subsidiary joint-stock company Sadales tikls, for providing false information in their income declarations.

This criminal process has been made separate from the main investigation into suspected corruption by former officials at Latvenergo.


The CPB's spokesman Andris Vitenburgs informed LETA that the bureau is still investigating the Latvenergo corruption case, but will also be submitting these criminal process materials to the Prosecutor General's Office in the near future.


According to the pre-trial investigation, these three former officials of Latvenergo and Sadales tikls did not include in their income declarations shares they owned in a private company, which worked for Sadales tikls.


The investigation revealed that each of these men owned at least 10% shares in this company.


The CPB has not revealed the named of the three above mentioned officials.


As reported, a group of eight people, including five former Latvenergo officials, were arrested in June of 2010 on suspicions of bribery, abuse of office, and money laundering.

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