Anti-corruption cops nab former Daugavpils mayor... again
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.
Road agency corruption suspects released
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. 
Prosecutor dismissed in high-profile case
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.
Sentence expected in Latvia's first modern slavery case
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. 
Anti-corruption squad swoops on Ogre mayor
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.
Police foil alleged fake will fraud in Latgale
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.
A bridge too far for anti-corruption cops
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.
Three policemen injured in Ogre chase
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.
Police liquidate two marijuana farms in Dobele district
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.