Posts tagged as Corruption Prevention Bureau

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains board member of Salaspils municipal company

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has detained Ilgonis Igaunis, a board member of Salaspils municipal company Valgums-S, on suspicions of abuse of authority, according to the information at the disposal of LETA. KNAB without disclosing the person’s name, said that on Monday activities, including searches, were conducted in relation to a criminal procedure started on July 26. The criminal case has been launched on a suspicion that a local government…

Corruption Prevention Bureau’s operatives raided businessman Ravis’ office and home Monday

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Corruption Prevention Bureau’s (KNAB) operatives on Monday conducted searches at the office and residence of Guntis Ravis, a co-owner of Skonto construction group, Elina Dobulane, a representative of Skonto Buve construction firm, informed LETA. She said that Ravis has not been assigned any status in the criminal procedure launched by KNAB. “Politicians are currently sending a very dangerous signal to entrepreneurs in Latvia, involving law enforcement and businesspeople in…

Corruption Prevention Bureau finds more than ten fictitious consultants in Rigas Satiksme

Monday, April 29, 2019

Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company has probably been paying wages to more than ten fictitious consultants, Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) chief Jekabs Straume said in an interview to Latvian Television this morning. It is now up to the police to confirm or disprove this information, the KNAB chief said. Commenting on a criminal investigation into Rigas Satiksme’s procurement deals, Straume said that the probe is ongoing on the national and…

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains businessman, Rigas Satiksme official Brandavs

Friday, March 8, 2019

KNAB on Tuesday launched a criminal procedure on alleged bribery and mediation in bribery committed by an official of Rigas Karte company maintaining the e-ticket system, parking meters and terminals at school canteens where pupils use their e-tickets to receive free lunches, LETA learned from the bureau. The materials of the criminal case contains information about handing the bribe to an intermediary who should further hand the bribe to officials.One…

Sometimes you must lose a battle to win the war – KNAB chief

Friday, March 1, 2019

It is clear that sometimes you must lose a battle to win the war, Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) chief Jekabs Straume said, commenting the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision to annul the decision suspending Bank of Latvia president Ilmars Rimsevics from his office. Straume said that he already had a notion that the EU Court of Justice would make such a ruling, as the prosecutor in charge…

Court sets EUR 200,000 bail for former Rigas Satiksme head Bemhens

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Riga City Vidzeme District Court today set a bail of EUR 200,000 for Leons Bemhens, the former head of Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company who has been arrested in connection with an ongoing probe into alleged corruption in the company. Bemhens will be released from custody when the bail is paid to the Treasury. Bemhens was absent from the court and participated in today’s hearing via a video conference…

Corruption Prevention Bureau requests to press charges against businessman Krumins, former basketball player Valters

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has requested the General Prosecutor’s Office to launch criminal prosecution against businessman Julijs Krumins, former basketball player Valdis Valters and businessman Haralds Balodis for trading with influence, according to information at the disposal of LETA. According to KNAB, a legal entity has turned at court against a local government in relation with detail plan of a construction project. In order to achieve a favorable decision,…

Six persons detained in Latvia and another two in Poland in connection with RS procurement scandal

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Six persons have been detained by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) in Latvia in conection witht the procurement scandal involving the Rigas Satiksme municipal public transport company, as well as another two have been detained in Poland. The KNAB informed today that it carried out over 30 searches yesterday in connection with this investigation. The bureau points out that a large-scale investigation is currently underway and it is also working…