Rimšēvičs case: defendant agrees to testify
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.
Mayor suspends head of Rīga's municipal transport company
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).
Bunkus family takes Gobzems to court, claiming defamation
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.
Police chief: There's enough evidence in rush hour murder case
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 arrested at Riga Airport
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.
Co-owner of Ukraine's CityCommerce Bank detained in Latvia
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.
More trouble for Latvian central bank boss Rimšēvičs
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.
De Facto: Sanctioned firm had Latvian bank links
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.
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.