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.
As Latvia's ABLV Bank undergoes self-liquidation, there's risk of losing evidence in a $102.3 million money laundering case, according to Delna, the Latvian office of Transparency International.
The number of drunk drivers caught by police over the Midsummer holiday has increased compared with last year, state police spokesman Normunds Krapsis told LTV June 25.
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.
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.
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.