The practice of lawyer and insolvency administrator Mārtiņš Bunkus has announced a €10,000 reward for leads in the case, the office said.
Rīga Regional Court on June 20 delivered its verdict in the so-called digital television case, overruling the earlier conviction of former National Theater director Ojars Rubenis but giving fines and real jail sentences to other defendants in the case, though in some cases with slightly reduced penalties.
Latvia's anti-graft authority, the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has sent the materials of a criminal case to the prosecutor’s office, asking to prosecute Bank of Latvia president Ilmārs Rimšēvics and businessman Māris Martinsons, LTV learned June 18.
The State Police and State Revenue Service have detained four people over large-scale contraband, the police told the press June 18.
Technical and forensics experts from the United States could be called upon to help Latvian police solve an apparent gangland hit carried out in the Rīga rush hour last week.
The Nature Protection Board, which is responsible for environmental protection in Latvia, will ask the State Police to initiate criminal proceedings against off-road drivers who are ruining valuable natural habitats.
The murder of insolvency administrator and attorney Martins Bunkus in Riga May 30 most probably was a contract killing, but other theories cannot be ruled out, Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) told the LETA newswire.
Latvian police said May 30 they were investigating a murder committed near the main military cemetery in Rīga, LSM's Latvian language service reports.
The ongoing battle between Riga city council and environmental activists over how many trees should be growing in Riga city center experienced an unexpected and violent intervention from the United Kingdom May 21.
Latvia's dedicated anti-corruption force, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) officially moved into new premises May 22.
Riga Regional Court on May 21 decided to release from custody pro-Russia activist Vladimirs Lindermans, who was detained on May 10.
Latvia's state institution dedicated to combating money laundering has been asked for information by Maltese authorities in connection with potential Latvian links to a case involving money-laundering and the notorious murder of an investigative journalist, according to Re:Baltica, the Baltic Center for Investigative journalism.
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, re:Baltica, has a new story online examining what it says is Latvia's less than impressive counter-espionage record.
The court has decided to keep Vladimirs Lindermans, a pro-Russia activist arrested May 8 by Latvia's interior police force, reported Latvian Radio May 10.
The likely new head of the Kontroles dienests (Control department, KD), which is responsible for combating money-laundering, is demanding the institution be made independent as a condition for accepting the job, Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis said May 10.
A report by the State Audit Office finds that about €2.8 million might have been saved in building fire depots of the country's State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD). The report also uncovers numerous violations across Latvia's fire depots, including one depot being used as a hunting club.
On May 8 Latvia's internal security agency, the Security Police, detained pro-Kremlin activist Vladimirs Lindermans. The case may be tied to an event, organized by Tatjana Ždanoka's party, the Latvian Russian Union, protesting Latvia's move to school instruction only in the Latvian language, reported LTV.
Although the most suitable candidate has been selected from a long list of applicants to head Latvia's dedicated state anti-money laundering department (Control Service), the successful applicant has asked for more time to decide if he or she actually wants the job, Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers told reporters May 7.
The Riga City Latgale District Court has ruled against taking in custody former insolvency administrator Maris Spruds, who together with three other people was detained on fraud suspicions on April 26.
The Latvian State Police has detained four individuals on suspicion of crimes committed during the insolvency proceedings, including former insolvency administrator Maris Spruds, who already is a defendant in another criminal proceeding, and Aigars Lusis, the former parliamentary secretary of the Justice Ministry and the former insolvency administrator, sources told LETA April 26.
The police have detained the possible murderer of Biruta Loze, a former prosecutor who used to work at the Prosecutor General’s Office department for the investigation of crimes of totalitarian regimes, reported Latvian Radio April 24.
Since anti-stalking laws were introduced January 2018, the State Police have started eleven cases over the offence.
Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis said April 24 that Latvia has until July to show that it has taken real measures to tackle the problem of large-scale money laundering in its banking sector
The body of Līga Skromane, who went missing last month in India where she was undergoing ayurvedic treatment, has been found near a river bank in the country, reported India Today.
The Riga Vidzeme District Court on April 21 ordered pro-Kremlin radical Aleksandrs Gaponenko be taken into custody as a security measure.
ABLV bank, the local Latvian bank which is currently liquidating itself in response to U.S. allegations of institutionalized money laundering, is making new international headlines as part of an ongoing investigation in Malta about corruption among senior officials.
About 40% of Latvians don't turn to the police after they've seen a violation or crime; and even more - 56% - don't report violence they've suffered, according to a survey by Latvia's State Police.
In another unusual day at the office for Riga's municipal police, officers were called to the scene April 14 after reports of a lewd and drunken donkey in the back of a delivery lorry.
The recent raid at the offices of Latvia's public road maintenance company, Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs, was carried out as part of an investigation over abuse of power and organized fraud, Jēkabs Straume, the head of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau told LTV April 13.
The case against Bank of Latvia governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, who's being investigated for bribe-taking, is to reach the prosecutor's office in a matter of months, Latvia's anti-graft chief Jēkabs Straume told LTV April 13.