Riga City Vidzeme District Court decided on Friday to arrest MP Janis Adamsons (Harmony party), suspected of spying for Russia, reported the LETA newswire.
Latvian State Police said June 10 they have apprehended Ernests Rieksts, a businessman who went on the run in April.
Latvian State Police have submitted a criminal case to the Riga Court District Prosecutor's Office in connection with the suspected embezzlment of approximately 7.9 million euros, LSM's Latvian-language service reported June 8.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has picked up signals of possible interest in counterfeit vaccine certificates. Family doctors say it's unthinkable, LSM's Russian language service reported June 2.
Latvia, alongside Lithuania and Poland, will be hosting a discussion at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Corruption this week, which you will be able to watch here on LSM.
The Prosecutor's Office has launched criminal proceedings in connection with the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, Prosecutor General Juris Stukāns told Latvian Radio May 27.
Latvian President Egils Levits has studied applicatons for pardons from ten more convicted individuals but rejected them all, according to information from the Presidential Chancellery.
At the end of last year, a reportedly homophobia-based physical and emotional attack was carried out against Professor Deniss Hanovs of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU). Police currently say there is nothing to base criminal proceedings on, Latvian Radio reported May 25.
The number of travelers crossing Latvian borders with counterfeit Covid-19 test results is on the rise, the State Border Guard told Latvian Television May 20.
The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has ended the criminal procedure launched in 2018 on the so-called 'construction cartel', in which business representatives and state officials were suspects, but now the Competition Council will continue investigations into the case, KNAB said May 20.
On Monday May 17, the Riga Vidzeme Suburb Court sentenced controversial 'National Bolshevik' Beness Aijo to two years and six months in prison, as well as probation supervision for one year, for his calls to abolish Latvia's independence.
Two persons have been arrested in relation to the tragic fire which occurred in an illegal hostel on Merķeļa Street, State Police said on Twitter April 30.
Following the tragic fire at the illegal hostel in Rīga, Merķeļa Street, the city construction board and municipal police discovered several more such illegal accommodation sites in a raid and ordered them to be closed, Latvian Television reported April 29.
Three persons have been detained in the case of a fire that occurred Wednesday in an illegal hostel in Rīga city center, State Police Rīga criminal department chief Juris Staļgevics told Latvian Television April 28.
In Rīga, Merķeļa Street 8, the hostel where eight people died in a fire April 28 was an apartment illegally in use as a hostel. It has been on police radar for various reasons, according to information at the disposal of LETA and Latvian Radio.
Rīga City Latgale district court has sentenced Niks Endziņš to seven months in prison for calls to “eliminate the Chinese”, the court told newswire LETA April 26.
An incident in the town of Tukums in which it is claimed a man was set on fire as part of a homophobic hate crime is being investigated by police.
The closure of several online investment platforms in the Baltics a year ago continues to cast a dark shadow over the fintech industry. According to LTV's program "De Facto" aired April 18, the Latvian-based platform “Grupeer” still has not managed to return tens of millions of euros to foreign investors.
On the morning of Thursday, April 15, a burned-out car was found in the wooded Mežaparks district of Rīga, which is most likely related to the murder of soccer agent Romāns Bezzubovs in Purvciems the previous morning.
In Rīga's Purvciems district, a person has been shot dead on Wednesday, April 14, according to information from the State Police.
So far 22 persons who have shown false or invalid Covid-19 tests have been caught by border guards, State Border Guard said April 12.
A Latvian man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison in the United States after admitting 40 counts of fraud and related crimes.
Latvian border guards have identified fake Covid-19 test results for the first time since the introduction of the state of emergency, Latvian Border Guard press representative Kristīne Pētersone told LETA April 6.
Police observations show that the number of Covid-19 safety rule breaches doubled over the Easter holiday, Latvian Television reported April 5.
As part of the criminal probe into the so-called 'digital TV' case, charges have also been brought against the Transport Ministry's former state secretary Nils Freivalds and Lauris Dripe, the former head of the Latvian State Radio and Television Center (LVRTC), the LETA newswire reported March 23.
Former Latvian Prime Minister and now one of Latvia's richest individuals, Andris Šķēle has been indicted in connection with a long-running fraud and corruption case, the LETA newswire reported March 22.