14 / 10 / 2020
On 6th October 2020 , Mr Jēkabs Straume, the Director of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) and Ms Ingūna Aire, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, signed an agreement on the implementation of the “Support for the establishment of a whistle-blowing system in Latvia” project.
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.
KNAB and Procurement Monitoring Bureau calls to apply good governance principles during the emergency situation
19 / 05 / 2020
30 / 03 / 2020
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.
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.