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Persons involved in bribery with driving licences to be called to justice

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The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent materials of the criminal proceedings commenced in December 2010 to the Balvu region prosecutor office in order to start criminal prosecution against 21 persons for the bribery in relation to an attempt to illegally obtain driving licences.

The pretrial investigation disclosed that one person had encouraged several other persons for bribery and mediation in bribery which seemed as the received money was going to be passed on to an official of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, according to the information on the website of KNAB.

Evidence obtained during the investigation show that this person practically misappropriated the money at the total amount of 2800 lats from more than ten persons who by use of more other persons had given bribes in order to obtain driving licences avoiding the legally prescribed order. The information in hands of KNAB indicate that there are also three state officials among the bribers.

The criminal proceedings disclosed that bribes were given in the period from late 2009 until September 2010 with the purpose to illegally obtain a driving licence or a new category in the existing one, or get back a driving licence which had been taken away as a result of an administrative violence. In some cases amount of a bribe reached even 800 lats.

Believing there were enough evidence collected during the pretrial investigation, the KNAB investigator has suggested calling to justice of 21 persons. From them 15 persons for an attempt of bribery, five persons – for mediation in bribery (one repeated) and one person – for misappropriation of bribes and incitement to bribery, and mediation in bribery.

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