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Ceturtdiena 02.04.2020 | Name days: Imgarde, Irmgarde

Europol warns about rapid crime rate increase during coronavirus pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an increase with crime rates, as criminals and criminal organizations quickly adapt their methods, as reported by Europol on Friday, 27 March.

Three VUGD officials detained over suspicions of fraud

The Internal Security Bureau has detained three State Fire and Rescue Service officials over possible fraud in an organized group, as confirmed by the bureau.

Winergy-related people sentenced to prison for defrauding Latvia’s state budget funds

Riga Regional Court has sentenced three people who were previously associated with wind turbine park LLC Winergy to prison for defrauding state budget funds worth EUR 2.1 million.

KNAB terminates criminal process against Artuss Kaimiņš

Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has terminated the criminal process against Saeima deputy Artuss Kaimiņš over acceptance of illegal financing by his political organization and reporting false information in income declaration. The process was terminated due to a lack of composition of a crime.

Belarusian citizen arrested in ABLV Bank money laundering case

On Saturday, 1 February, Riga City Latgale Suburb Court ruled on arresting one of the four foreign suspects in the criminal case regarding the laundering of EUR 50 million of illegally obtained funds at ABLV Bank. This person is a citizen of the Republic of Belarus.

Mārtiņš Krieķis’ secret conversations or everyone is a fool

«For [Olainfarm] council you need three people you can completely control» and «as a person without any ethics, I can help you with that» – these and other statements from lawyer Mārtiņš Krieķis can be heard in conversations published by zolotie-sjostri.com in which he converses with people involved in «Olainfarm inheritors wars».

Shady Skonto stadium buyer, a Russian businessman, believes he was cheated

Skonto stadium’s shady buyer from the tax paradise in Belize – the one who purchased the property for EUR 35 million in 2015 – has been found out. It is Russian businessman Aleksandr Rogachev, whose grandfather was the governor of Oryol Oblast. His father is a general of the Russian Federal Security Service.

Competition Council applies a fine of EUR 700 000 on Depo

Latvia’s Competition Council has decided to apply a fine of EUR 701 811 to construction materials trader LLC Depo DIY, as reported by CC representative Paula Vilsone.

Software fraud reported in multiple Latvian state institutions

Fraud with suspicious software procurements may have taken place at Latvia’s Interior Affairs Ministry, as reported by TV3 programme Nekā personīga.

LTV: more than two million euros is lost in LTRK through fictive business trips

Over the course the three past years more than two million euros have been lost through Latvia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Most of this money ended up in 16 different subsidiaries, according to public broadcaster LTV programme De Facto.


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