A young man from Latvia went berserk in the Swiss town of Flums on Sunday, injuring several people with an axe, Swiss media reported October 23.
The Competition Council has fined construction supplies retailers Depo DIY, Kesko Senukai Latvia and Tirdzniecibas Nams Kursi a total of 5.78 million euros for running a cartel, the Competition Council's representative Toms Noviks told the LETA newswire October 12.
Saeima gave permission October 12 for criminal proceedings to get under way against judge Aija Ornina, in connection with allegations of bribery.
The often slow pace of justice in Latvia was brought into sharp focus October 10 when the LETA news agency reported that last year, almost half of all criminal cases being investigated by the State Police were more than five years old.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled against Latvia in three cases, it said October 5.
The payment of so-called 'envelope wages' to avoid labor taxes is not the only unsavory dish on the menu scandal-hit sushi chain Tokyo City, the LTV investigative show Forbidden Methods has discovered.
Latvia's tax authority has started a tax evasion probe at the Tokyo City eatery chain, according to Latvian Television's (LTV) Forbidden Methods show.
Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, finally adopted amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law September 28 that will see the merger of the Revenue Service’s Finance Police and the Customs Police.
The 110 Taiwanese citizens who were detained in Riga and the Riga region in August for telephone fraud have been deported to their country of origin, Latvijas Avize daily reported on September 27.
The Czech court decided on September 21 to extradite Ansis Ataols-Bērziņš, a man convicted for participating in the 2009 riots, reported LTV.
A traffic monitoring camera was burned down on the A8 road near Jelgava on September 20, reports LTV. It is the third camera consumed by flames this year.
The police have arrested a major gang of money launderers and tax fraud perpetrators swindling the state out of the Value-added Tax, causing losses of about €1.7m to the state budget within the past 18 months, the State Revenue Service said.
The Riga based Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has released the first in a new series of reports outlining the close ties between Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and smugglers of contraband goods into the Baltic states.
Ten potential 'modern slaves' from Latvia working for very little pay were discovered in Derby, United Kingdom, with six people arrested in connection with the case, the BBC reported September 13. It later emerged both the alleged criminals and victims were Latvian.
In a move notable chiefly for its utter predictability, a fugitive wanted by Latvia for involvement in a politically-connected bribery case has gone back on the run after being given the chance to do so, the LETA news agency reported September 11.
For the first time a person has been arrested in Latvia for paying non-taxed wages in cash. The case, which also saw the arrest of a now former policeman, follows a story aired in March by LTV's Forbidden Method over a security company that evaded paying taxes for its salaries.
The Customs Police of the State Revenue Service has handed over to the prosecutor’s office a criminal procedure on what is the largest hashish contraband bust in Latvia’s history. Criminal prosecution will be started against four people, the service reported.
Taking into consideration that construction companies which bid for the right to build a new prison in Liepaja are all asking more than the government can afford to pay, a new tender is to be announced, the Justice Ministry's State Secretary Raivis Kronbergs told LETA August 22.
Businessman Germans Miluss, convicted in Latvia in connection with bribery in the 2005 local elections in Jurmala, has not been extradited to Latvia yet after being detained in Cyprus.
The Financial Police of the State Revenue Service in August busted an organized group that had been illegally selling luxury automobiles and household equipment, avoiding to pay more than €2.8 million in value added tax (VAT), LETA was told at the Revenue Service.
Latvian State Police said August 15 they had undertaken a major operation August 14 in and around Riga during which they arrested 110 people, including large numbers of foreign nationals.
About 90% of people arriving in Latvia as asylum seekers leave the country, said Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) appearing on LTV on August 9.
The Riga City Vidzeme District Court on August 4 acquitted Artjoms Skripniks, a man from the south-eastern Latvian city of Daugavpils, who was charged with illegal participation in the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Eurocops are asking the public for help tracking down the continent's most-wanted criminals, with two Latvian drug smugglers and an armed robber among their number.
The two Russian citizens who illegally entered the Adazi military base in the summer of 2015 while the Saber Strike exercise was taking place have been given short prison sentences, which they had already served, and their accomplice Vladimirs Lindermans has been acquitted by a Riga district court that heard the case.
An announcement published in the official state gazette, Latvijas Vestnesis, says the Latvian government has imposed sanctions against Taiwanese Hsien Tai Tsai in connection with North Korea's nuclear missile program.
A web of complex property deals, large-scale financial transactions involving offshore companies and links to Russia that is the center of attention in Washington D.C. also has - or potentially had - a Latvian connection.
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has handed to Vilnius court a criminal trial of three Latvian citizens charged with unlawful cash movement.
Around 100 people gathered in Riga July 13 to demand the resignation of Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers for perceived inaction on the so-called "oligarch conversations" case.