This crime was reported by the De Facto broadcast of Latvian Television in the spring of 2016. The VID employee Kupčus had asked for a bribe from the owner of the farm and butcher's shop Dimzas.
Last year in January, the Riga City Vidzeme District Court found Kupčus guilty of requesting a bribe of EUR 1400, and accepting one of EUR 700. The court sentenced him to a term of imprisonment for one year and six months, and deprivation of the right to take office in the State administration for a period of two years.
The accused filed a cassation complaint before the Supreme Court, which refused to initiate cassation proceedings so the conviction took effect this week.