The former mayor of Latvia's second largest city, Daugavpils, has been detained by officers of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Burea (KNAB), Latvia's dedicated anti-graft force, LTV reported October 9. It named politician Rihards Eigims as the detainee.
The Prosecutor General's Office has renewed charges against Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens and Farmers Union) for alleged illegal financing to the Union of Greens and Farmers, LETA learned from the prosecutor's office.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) on October 3 released Edgars Strods, a former board member of Latvijas Valsts Celi (LVC) state road management company, and businessman Armands Zeihmanis from a police detention facility, the LETA newswire said.
After a bloody double murder in Madona municipality, Latvia's police want to step up public involvement in reporting gun owners with addiction problems.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) on October 1 detained Edgars Strods, a board member of the Latvijas Valsts Ceļi (Latvian State Roads, LVC) state road agency, according to information at the disposal of the LETA newswire.
Riga Vidzeme District Court Judge Imants Dzenis on September 24 upheld the dismissal of prosecutor Uldis Cinkmanis, as demanded by former insolvency administrator Māris Sprūds' attorney, reported the LETA newswire.
A man suspected of a double murder in north-eastern Latvia has died within hours of being arrested by police.
On the evening of September 23 an armed man was detained as a result of a large-scale operation in Madona country on suspicion of a double murder, the State Police representative Simona Grāvīte reported.
After two people were found to have been subjected to exploitation while working as milkers at a farm in Latvia's Vidzeme cultural region, their boss has been sentenced to two years' suspended imprisonment, reported LETA September 20 citing court sources.
On September 18 the Vidzeme District Court in Cēsis reviewed the first case in Latvia in which someone has been accused of human trafficking and exploitation. The owner of the Mežmaļi farm in Vaive parish near Cēsis stands accused for reducing two people to servitude. The defense pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor asked for the man to be jailed for two and a half years, but the representative of the two workers sought four years' imprisonment, LTV reported September 18.
Latvian Ppesident Egils Levits has issued his first presidential pardon, his office announced September 18.
Latvian State Police have released footage of a pursuit through the streets of Liepāja in which they chase down and apprehend a motorcyclist who was found to be over the drink-drive limit.
A two-year-old boy has been rescued after his parents from Latvia were found dead earlier this week in a suspected murder-suicide in England, British media report.
The Internal Security Bureau has requested former Border Guard chief Normunds Garbars to be held in custody.
Former Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis also has been questioned at the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) September 3, according to the information at the disposal of the LETA news agency.
The Internal Security Bureau has detained former State Border Guard Chief Normunds Garbars, sources told LETA.
On September 2 the Latvian State Police seized 300 kg worth of drugs and arrested six people in a large-scale operation, the police told the press.
Officers of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) are conducting searches August 21 at municipal offices in the town of Ogre, central Latvia, and have detained mayor Egils Helmanis, reports Latvian Radio.
Three people have died of suspected methanol poisoning in Bauska Region, the State Police told the LETA newswire August 7.
It sounds like the plot of a classic nineteenth-century novel, but Latvian police say they are ready to bring to justice people involved in a plot to gain land via means of a forged will.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) is asking the prosecutor's office to bring charges against eight persons, including Ugis Broza, an official at the Riga City Council's Transport Department, for various crimes and violations allegedly committed during reconstruction of Salu (Island) Bridge in Riga, the LETA newswire reported August 6.
In the first half of 2019, the number of counterfeit money detected in Latvia decreased compared to the same period last year, according to the Bank of Latvia.
On Wednesday, July 24, a driver fleeing police struck a police motorcycle in Ogre, according to LETA. Two more policemen have been injured as well as the fleeing driver, who is now in custody, said Andrejs Sozinovs, Chief of the Criminal Police Department of the State Police, in an interview on Latvian Television.
An official from the Ludza department of the State Border Guard was detained on July 22 on suspicions of graft and an attempt to smuggle five persons across the state border in an organized group, LETA was told at the State Border Guard.
Attorney and former judge Uldis Bērziņš has been killed at his home in Mārupe, a suburb of Rīga, according to the LETA news agency.
Interior Minister Sandis Ģirģens (KPV LV) has ordered an intense investigation into a likely act of car arson in Kuldīga municipality.
The prosecutor's office of the Riga judicial district has brought charges against Niks Endziņš, who last year was detained for producing and spreading fake news, LETA reported July 15.
A Rīga prosecutor has submitted a murder case to the court, implicating two young men, including one who was a minor at the time of the crime, for murdering a young woman.
Rīga city councillor and former Justice Minister Baiba Broka denied accusations of taking a bribe July 12, reported LSM's Latvian language service.
In July 2019, the Dobele branch of the State Police liquidated two marijuana farms – one in the Penkule parish of the Dobele municipality and the other in the town of Ķegums of the Ķegums municipality, reported LSM's Latvian service on July 10.