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.
The people who were shot near a private clinic in Aizpute Region in Southwestern Latvia were not Latvian nationals, said Criminal Police chief Adnrejs Grisins in a press conference on Monday.
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.
The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has requested the Prosecutor's Office to prosecute former MP Askolds Klavins (Union of Greens and Farmers) for misusing his public office for private gains.
A Roman Catholic priest suspected of sexual abuse of a mentally disabled man and involvement in a human trafficking ring will continue to be kept in custody while investigations continue, a court ruled September 21.
Jānis Urbanovičs, parliamentary leader of the Harmony party, has alleged that a non-governmental organization with the power to control states, governments and ministries is engaged in a Europe-wide campaign to discredit Christianity.
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.
Supporters of a Catholic priest suspected of participation in human trafficking and sexual abuse turned out in Rezekne, eastern Latvia September 9.
The Rīga Regional Court on September 7 decided to keep Niks Endziņš, who owned swaths of websites posting fake news, behind bars.
A Roman Catholic priest held by state police on suspicion of sexual crimes against a helpless man has maintained his innocence, reported Latvian Radio on September 5.
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.
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.
Former Latvijas Krajbanka and parent Lithuanian bank Snoras owner Vladimir Antonov has confessed to investigators in Russia to embezzling money from Russian bank Sovetsky, the Vedomosti business newspaper reports.
The Vidzeme Regional Court in Madona gave Jurijs Stilve, a farmer in Alūksne Municipality, a three-year suspended sentence for espionage, reported LTV.
Riga Municipal Police have released video footage of an individual suspected of perpetrating an arachnid informational hoax in the Latvian capital.
Latvia's central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, who is currently facing charges of soliciting a bribe, can nominate a replacement to carry out his duties at the European Central Bank, the LETA newswire reported July 31.
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.
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.
Embattled Latvian central bank president Ilmārs Rimšēvičs said June 28 that charges being brought against him for bribe-taking boil down to whether or not be paid for a fishing trip in 2013.
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.
The State Police have sent a criminal case to the prosecutor over the fire at an illegal dump in Jūrmala last year, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.
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.