Taking yet more municipal action, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has detained former Daugavpils mayor Rihards Eigims (Mūsu partija, Our Party) over a bribery probe.
One of the latest investigations by the Re:Baltica group of journalists gives new meaning to the phrase "new cold war" by revealing a spy was charged with exposing the secrets of Latvian military underwear.
One of the accused in a criminal case in which Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs has been charged with taking bribes, has begun to testify, reported the LETA news service December 14, citing information from the Prosecutor General's office.
In another high-profile arrest, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has detained Leons Bemhens the former head of Rīgas satiksme municipal company, reports LTV December 14.
Latvia's Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) started the Rīgas satiksme graft case over bribery involving Polish and Czech companies as well as officials inside the municipal company and the Rīga City Council, KNAB told the press December 13.
On December 13 the Riga Vidzeme District Court arrested Vladislav Kozák, Sales Area Director at the Czech company Škoda Transportation, as an investigation is ongoing over graft in the municipal Rīgas satiksme transport company, according to Latvian Radio.
Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) has suspended Leonīds Bemhens, the head of Rīga's satiksme municipal transport company, from his official post as the company is involved in a large-scale probe by Latvia's corruption watchdog, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB).
Six people in Latvia and two in Poland have been detained in a graft case over the tenders of Rīga's municipal company Rīgas satiksme (Rīga Transport).
Latvia's Finance Ministry on December 11 issued a warning against an email being distributed which purports to come from the Ministry but contains a computer virus.
Officers from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) have arrested high-profile businessman Māris Martinsons, according to unconfirmed information obtained by LTV.
After an investigation by the Security Police, Latvia's interior security agency, the State Police will start an administrative case over several people flying flags displaying symbols similar to the infamous Nazi swastika at the November 18 celebrations, reports LSM's Russian-language service.
State Police officers are in line to get an updated look, with new uniform designs revealed December 7.
The Kurzeme district court in Liepaja on Friday found Illarions Girss, the former leader of Russkaya Zarya (Russian Dawn) pro-Russia group in Latvia, not guilty of inciting ethnic hatred, the court’s representative Velga Luka told LETA.
The family of the murdered attorney at law Martins Bunkus has turned to the Riga Vidzeme District Court with a lawsuit against former attorney, now PM nominee Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV), demanding that Gobzems retract his defamatory statements about Bunkus and his family, and pays the family compensation, as Bunkus' brother Kristaps Bunkus told LETA.
Investigation into the murder of attorney at law Mārtiņš Bunkus is nearing completion - there is enough evidence to determine who committed the murder and how, the State Police's Chief Ints Ķuzis said in an interview with LNT television December 4.
Former Riga City Council official Ārija Stabiņa, wanted by Latvian law enforcement authorities for corruption, was arrested at Riga International Airport on Thursday, Māris Geida, head of the international cooperation division of the Latvian State Police, informed LETA.
Latvia's Security Police (DP) has arrested three people suspected of espionage on behalf of an unnamed foriegn power, the agency said November 28.
Another bizarre entry was written in the wild and wacky work log of Rīga's municipal police force November 27 when a foreign student was questioned about why he had been standing stark naked in the middle of the Latvian capital.
Reinis Tumovs, a co-owner of Ukraine’s CityCommerce Bank, who is suspected of pocketing nearly UAH 300 million (€9.5 million), has been detained in Latvia, representatives of the economy protection department of the National Police of Ukraine said November 16.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) suspects Latvian Central Bank president Ilmārs Rimšēvičs of a second case of soliciting bribes and additionally of providing false information to the U.S. authorities in connection with the activities of ABLV Bank, according to reports from LTV and the LETA news agency.
The Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office bring criminal charges against Jūrmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis and businessman Jūlijs Krūmiņš for illegal party financing to the benefit of the Greens and Farmers Union, LETA learned.
Police in Latvia and the United Kingdom have combined forces to break a cruel human trafficking ring, the UK's state prosecutor, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said November 7.
A Latvian-registered firm and its Turkish owner recently sanctioned by the United States for trying to sell arms to North Korea may hold several bank accounts in Latvia, though the extent to which these might have been used in connection with this activity is not clear, reported LTV's De Facto investigative news show October 28.
A company characterized as Turkish but seemingly registered as a company in Latvia has been blacklisted by the United States Department of the Treasury over alleged links with the North Korean regime.
A former high ranking official of the State Police is suspected of serious criminality by the State Revenue Service (VID): namely large-scale money laundering and tax evasion of more than 200,000 euros, reports LSM's Latvian language service October 15.
Priest Pavels Zeila, dean of the Rezekne-Aglona deanery of the Roman Catholic Church in Latvia, has been released on bail, according to information obtained by LETA.
The Security Police has received a total of 84 alerts on alleged voting fraud but not criminal action has been taken as yet, LETA was told at the Security Police.
On October 6, the day of Latvia's parliamentary elections, the draugiem.lv social network was hacked, with the front page supplanted by a pro-Russia message, reported LETA.
On October 3 the police forces freed a man kidnapped on a yacht going from Sweden to Latvia, the police told the press October 5.
The State Police's searches at Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company's offices on October 1 were part of a criminal case derived from the so-called Rigas Satiksme nanowater affair, LETA was confirmed at the prosecutor's office October 3.