KNAB asks to start criminal prosecution for bribery in relation to several public procurements and reconstructions works of „Latvenergo”AS
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent to the Prosecutor’s General Office for criminal prosecution materials of criminal proceedings regarding illegal activities of the "Latvenergo" AS officials alleging misuse of official position for purposes of acquiring property, passive bribery and laundering of criminally acquired assets on a large scale in organised group of persons during the period of time from 2006 until June 2010. Criminal proceedings were initiated on 14 June 2010.
As of 2012, political parties in Latvia will be partly funded from the national budget in line with amendments passed to the Law on the Financing of Political Organizations (Parties) on 10 June 2010. Public funding will be granted to those political parties that won more than 2 percent of votes in the last parliamentarian elections. The eligible political parties will receive LVL 0.50 (EUR 0.71) annually per vote received.
Until 15 September – a day before elections when a ban on pre-election campaigning enters into force - the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has not detected that during a pre-election period any of 13 political parties which participated in the Parliament elections has exceeded a threshold of expenses allowed for placement of advertisement, postage and charity.
KNAB asks to start criminal prosecution against official of the Ministry of Finance for bribing the State Revenue Service official
Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent to Prosecutor’s General Office criminal case asking to start prosecution against official of the Ministry of Finance for bribing official of the State Revenue Service (SRS) in order to ensure illegal activities in the area of customs administration.
On 20 May Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) started criminal proceedings concerning illegal activities of several public officials provided in the Criminal Law - laundering of criminally acquired assets, providing false statements in the declaration of public official, misuse of the position, receiving and giving of bribes, illegal participation in property transactions and violation of restrictions imposed on public officials.
Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has recognised several persons as suspects in the framework of criminal proceedings in relation to alleged bribery of Riga municipality officials committed by German car cooperation Daimler AG daughter company EvoBus GmbH officials through intermediaries.
In the framework of criminal procedure on 31 January 2011 Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) detained official of the Ministry of Finance for giving a bribe of more than 50 000 EUR to official of the State Revenue Service in order to ensure that the latter fails to perform properly his duties in fighting smuggling, controlling of tax payment and fail to detect violations committed by certain persons.
Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent to Prosecutors General Office materials of criminal proceedings asking to start criminal prosecution against seven persons in relation to alleged criminal offences in relation to public procurement contracts in the University Children’s Hospital (Bērnu klīniskā universitātes slimnīca) and three persons for other bribery cases.