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Authorities detain Riga Regional Court Judge Iveta Bērziņa

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULaw enforcement authorities have performed procedural activities at Riga Regional Court; Judge Iveta Bērziņa’s office has been sealed with police tape, as confirmed by Chairwoman of Riga Regional Court Daiga Vilsone.

She said she does not have information on whether or not the judge in question has been detained. Riga Regional Court’s press-representative Inta Šaboha has confirmed that it was Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau that came to the court to perform the aforementioned actions. According to information from LETA, searches have been performed in several offices of Riga Regional Court, but only Bērziņa has apparently been detained.

In 2013, she was the judge that reviewed the claim by former head of State Real Estate Agency Janis Motte against Justice Ministry for provision of a moral compensation. This claim also contained a request aimed against former owners of Parex Bank Viktor Krasovitskis and Georgy Krasovitskis.

Bērziņa had also worked at Jurmala Court. There she reviewed a criminal case in which former Mayor of Jurmala Juris Hlevickis had been accused of inaction.

Information regarding other judges’ potentially illegal activities had surfaced recently. Jurmala City Court Judge Tatjana Bormane has been dismissed based on suspicions of document falsification, as reported by Panorāma programme of LTV. According to information from Panorāma, two more former workers of Latvia’s court system may be involved in this case. The aforementioned falsification of documents may have ties to fictive employment contracts.

This case is being investigated by CPCB.

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