Migration official suspected of arranging fake marriage
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.
Border guards among rigged procurement suspects
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.
Latvian central bank governor to be charged with taking bribe
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.
22 Latvians have become victims of forced labor in past 4 years
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.
No access to secrets for central banker Rimšēvičs
Governor of the Latvian Central Bank (Latvijas Banka, LB) Ilmārs Rimšēvičs has had his withdrawal of access to state secrets confirmed after Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers underlined the move June 22.
MP released from custody, three suspected of illegal party financing scheme
Saeima deputy Artuss Kaiminš was released from police custody late June 21. He emerged from holding cells in northern Rīga and quickly departed in a car, but appeared soon afterwards on social media with party colleague Aldis Gobzems from inside the vehicle claiming his detention was politically motivated.
Court acquits four in digital TV corruption case
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.
Off-road vandals should be prosecuted, say officials
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.
Rush hour murder probably a contract killing, says minister
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.
Officials probing Latvia link to Maltese murder and bribery case
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. 
Pro-Russia activist kept in custody
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.