Former cop suspected of money laundering, tax evasion
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.
Three people shot at health clinic
Three people were were shot at a private clinic in Aizpute district in south-western Latvia September 30, the, LETA news agency reported, citing information from the State Police.
Latvian hacker sentenced to 33 months in US federal prison
Latvian computer hacker Peteris Sahurovs who said he pocketed between $150,000 to $250,000 by infecting visitors to the Star Tribune website with a malware virus will spend nearly three years in federal prison before being sent back to Latvia, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday.
Violations found in one fourth of examined insolvency processes
Of the 44 insolvency processes, examined by a panel of experts set up by the Judicial Council, serious violations have been found in 12 processes, which is why the findings will be forwarded to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Supreme Court chairman Ivars Bickovics said at the Judicial Council’s meeting August 27.
Police arrest fake news kingpin and accomplice
On August 24 the State Police arrested a 21-year-old man for spreading fake news which have disrupted public peace and the operations of companies and institutions, the police told the press.
Migration official suspected of arranging fake marriage
The Interior Ministry's Internal Security Bureau has turned to the prosecutor's office, claiming that a criminal case be launched against a Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office official for arranging sham marriages, the LETA newswire reported July 10.
Border guards among rigged procurement suspects
The Internal Security Bureau (IDB) has detained five people, including two officials of the Central Administration of the Latvian State Border Guard, on suspicions of illegalities in public procurement, the bureau said, according to the LETA newswire.
Latvian central bank governor to be charged with taking bribe
Bank of Latvia president Ilmārs Rimšēvičs is being charged with taking a bribe and businessman Māris Martinsons is accused of assisting bribery in the same case, related to financial institution Trasta komercbanka, which had its license to operate pulled by financial regulators, the Prosecutor General's office told the press June 28, reported LTV.
22 Latvians have become victims of forced labor in past 4 years
Over the past four years, 22 Latvian nationals have become victims of forced labor in Latvia and foreign countries, Lasma Stabina, national anti-trafficking coordinator at the Latvian Interior Ministry, said June 26 as the ministry launched a campaign on safe travel and labor exploitation risks.