Despite attempts by the Security Police to secure the criminal prosecution of Juris Jurass, the former head of the Criminal Intelligence Process Division at the Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB), the prosecutor has decided to close the criminal probe that had been launched against him over disclosure of state secrets, the prosecutor’s decision obtained by LETA suggests.
Prima M, the company which owns the territory in the Latvian sea-side resort-rown Jurmala where a major fire occurred June 18 to 19, suspects arson to be the cause, LETA reports.
Conversations recorded by anti-graft authorities in 2009-2011 reveal the influence of so-called oligarchs within the Riga Commercial Port, airBaltic and other prominent companies, painting a picture of political power subverted to serve the business interests of the few, reported the Ir news weekly that released transcripts of the conversations on June 15.
Riga's municipal police pounced on a public penis June 16, slapping said errant appendage with a hefty 250 euro fine for petty (or perhaps petit) hooliganism.
In the late hours of June 12, locals at the Imanta suburb called the police after hearing noises and the light went out inside their stairwell.
Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, on June 15 approved the appointment of a new head of the national anti-corruption bureau, a position that has been fraught with problems for the last decade.
Jorens Raitums, one of the persons detained in the so-called Trasta Komercbanka case, has been released from custody, the LETA newswire reported June 13.
Prosecutors sent a criminal case over embezzling 90 million euros from collapsed Latvijas Krajbanka to court last week, officials confirmed June 9.
Latvia's cabinet of ministers on June 6 backed proposals that would prevent people photographing, filming or even drawing buildings and other facilities deemed to be "critical infrastructure".
Latvia's anti-graft squad, the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has asked the prosecutor’s office to charge five persons, including Anatolijs Abramovs, a former head of Riga Central Market.
The new head of Latvia's dedicated anti-corruption force, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has been named.
A wanted couple was caught taking a moonlit dip in the Riga canal on the late hours of May 25, the Riga Municipal Police said.
Two suspected computer hackers wanted in the United States have been arrested in Latvia, the LETA newswire reported May 28.
The State Revenue Service's Customs Police have busted a major counterfeit cigarette production facility in Babite Region, the Revenue Service's Director General Ilze Cirule told a press conference May 25.
Riga's ever-vigilant municipal police scored another success May 22 when they found a Portuguese citizen in the trunk of a Riga taxi. Luckily, this was not the victim of a mafia hit en route to burial in an obscure forest, but a gentlemanly volunteer.
Latvia's child protection authorities have fined a social worker at the Jelgava City Orphanage €210 for abusing a child, reported Latvian Radio on May 25.