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KNAB requests the initiation of criminal prosecution against one legal person

12 / 08 / 2020

On 10 August 2020, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) sent to the Prosecutor General's Office criminal case to initiate criminal prosecution against one legal person registered in Latvia, for the alleged bribery of a foreign public official.

Information for Political Parties

30 / 03 / 2020

KNAB informs that work has started on implementing the Electronic Data Input System (EDIS) for political parties.

Progress of KNAB activities in 2019

23 / 01 / 2020

KNAB considers 2019 to have been dynamic and effective. The activities of the Bureau have contributed to the overall national economy of Latvia and will continue to contribute in the future.

The Corruption prevention and combating bureau will receive European Economic Area funding for the development of anti-corruption mechanisms

25 / 11 / 2019

Today, on 25 th of November, in the Grand Poet Hotel, the opening event took place for the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial mechanism co-financed program “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” for the period 2014-2021.

KNAB informs about the progress of criminal proceeding against Riga Tourism Development Bureau officials

20 / 05 / 2019

On April 5, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau of Latvia (KNAB) initiated criminal proceeding against Riga Tourism Development Bureau officials, an organisation of Riga City Council, for budget misappropriation, document forgery, use of fictitious documents, and fraud.

Ineta Cīrule is appointed Deputy Director in investigation procedure matters of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau

13 / 02 / 2019

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) announces that as of 1 February 2019, Ineta Cīrule is appointed the Deputy Director in investigation procedure matters.

KNAB provides more information on the most recent criminal proceeding

13 / 12 / 2018

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), as a result of extensive analytical and criminal intelligence work, including in cooperation with foreign and national counterparts, carried out a long-standing process of obtaining information and recording evidence. This long and extensive work was based on the commencement of criminal proceedings in November this year in connection with the procurement of Riga Municipality Transportation Company “Rīgas satiksme” (Company).

KNAB has commenced criminal proceedings against a public official of the Central Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka)

19 / 02 / 2018

On 19 February 2018, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau of Latvia (KNAB) and the State Police of Latvia held a joint press conference regarding recent investigative activities of KNAB. The Director of KNAB Jēkabs Straume informed that on 15 February 2018 the authority commenced criminal proceedings against a top-level public official of the Central Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka). The investigation arises from the alleged solicitation and acceptance of a bribe by a public official who holds responsible position in violation of Paragraph 4 of the Section 320 of the Criminal Law of Latvia. The alleged amount of a bribe is not less than 100 000 EUR. The top-level public official was detained for 48 hours; one of the restraint measures taken thereafter prohibited the public official from undertaking official duties.

Visit of the representatives of the United States Department of Justice in KNAB

30 / 08 / 2017

Today in visit in the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau of Latvia (KNAB) arrived the delegation from the United States Department of Justice: Robin Taylor, Prosecutor, Department of Justice Advisor – OPDAT, U.S. European Command , Bruce Ohr, Counsilor, Transnational Organized Crime and International Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice, David Silverbrand, Trial Attorney, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice, Ameet Kabrawala, Prosecutor, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, Lyn Debevoise, U.S. Embassy Riga, Pol/Econ Chief and Simona Gurbo, U.S. Embassy Riga, Pol/Econ Specialist.