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Anti-graft police conclude construction cartel case
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.
Beness Aijo sentenced to two and half years
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.
Several illegal hostels raided after tragic fire in Rīga
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.
LTV: Latvian-based “Grupeer” has left thousands of investors high and dry
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.
Burned-out car likely linked to killing of soccer agent
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. 
More charges brought in 'digital TV' case
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.

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