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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.

 

KNAB has initiated a criminal proceeding for the Trading with Influence

06 / 04 / 2017

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), assessing the information what it holds, in the March of this year has initiated a criminal proceeding for the possible criminal actions for which the liability is provided in the 2nd Part of the Article 326 1 of the Criminal Law.

KNAB asks to initiate a criminal prosecution for the misappropriation of a bribe

05 / 04 / 2017

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent a criminal proceeding materials to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Riga City Zemgale Suborb asking to initiate a criminal prosecution against the person for the misappropriation of a bribe (1st Part of the Article 321 of the Criminal Law) and for the instigating to give a bribe (1st Part of the Article 323 and 3rd Part of the Article 20 of the Criminal Law).

The CC, KNAB and PMB launches a cycle of seminars in the largest cities of Latvia

04 / 04 / 2017

The Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) in cooperation with the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (the KNAB) and the Procurement Monitoring Bureau (the PMB) invites entrepreneurs, as well as procurement specialists of public and municipal authorities, to participate in the educational cycle of seminars “On Fair Entrepreneurship” in the largest cities of Latvia.

KNAB has initiated a criminal proceeding for the demanding a bribe in a large scale in relation to the building object

07 / 03 / 2017

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (hereinafter - KNAB) has started a criminal proceeding for possible demanding a bribe in a large scale in relation to the launching a building object into exploitation, as well as, for the forging of official documents.

KNAB asks to initiate a criminal prosecution against official and employees of the pre-school educational institution of Ogre

07 / 03 / 2017

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent a criminal proceeding materials to the Prosecutor’s Office of Ogre, asking to initiate a criminal prosecution against the official and employees of the pre-school educational institution of Ogre for using official position in bad faith and forgery of documents.

KNAB has initiated a criminal proceeding against the environmental inspector of the Nature Conservation Agency

06 / 03 / 2017

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has initiated a criminal proceeding against the Senior state environmental inspector of Northvidzeme Biosphere Reserve of the Nature Conservation Agency for the possible request of the bribe (3rd part of the Article 320 of the Criminal Law).