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Verdict in Latvenergo bribery case enters into force with prison sentences

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Left to right: Aigars Livanovičs and Gunārs Cvetkovs

A Latvian court ruling in one of the bribe-taking cases of state energy producer Latvenergo has entered into force. According to the verdict, prison sentences have been given to Latvenergo’s former vice-president, its former director of production and the head of the firm Energy Consulting.

The verdict applies to Latvenergo’s former vice-president Aigars Meļko, former director of production Gunārs Cvetkovs and Andrejs Livanovičs, the ex-head of Energy Consulting.

The Latvian Supreme Court would now inform the court of the first instance in the case to ensure the implementation of the verdict. The State Police would then be tasked with taking the guilty to prison.

Prosecutor Māris Leja commented that this ruling of the Supreme Court closes one stage of the Latvenergo case and expressed a hope that the convicts would not avoid their punishment.

Meļko and Livanovičs are also accused in a separate core case into the state energy company, which is currently tried in the Vidzeme District Court of the Riga City.

Cvetkovs and Livanovičs have been each given three years and six months in prison, while Meļko has been convicted to four years and six months in prison. The criminal case was about the bribery of Latvenergo’s executives to ensure favourable decisions on buying equipment from a Swedish company called Alstom Power Sweden AB.


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  1. Zerry says:

    And how about Alstom Power Sweden AB? What was their part in this case?

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