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KNAB initiates to start criminal prosecution against the officals of the State Police of Latvia

22 / 11 / 2016

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent a criminal proceeding materials to the Riga Judicial Region Prosecution Office, asking to initiate a criminal prosecution against the former Head of Economic Crime Combating Board of Central Criminal Police Department of the State Police and one official of the State Police of Latvia.

During the investigation, the body of evidence collected gives reason to KNAB investigator to believe that the officials have been involved in a number of criminal offenses.

Investigator of  KNAB initiates to start criminal prosecution against the state official of the State Police for 11 instances of misappropriation (1st Part of the Section 179 of the Criminal Law), for 11 instances of falsification of documents for the purposes of acquiring property (2nd Part of the Section 327 of the Criminal Law), for bribery in 18 instances (3rd Part of the Section 320 of the Criminal Law), for failing to perform state official duties, if serious consequences have been caused thereby (3rd Part of the Section 319 of the Criminal Law) and for forging of 99 official documents committed by a group of persons upon prior agreement (2nd Part of the Section 327 of the Criminal Law).

While against the former state official of the State Police for forging of 99 official documents committed by a group of persons upon prior agreement (2nd Part of the Section 327 of the Criminal Law).

KNAB states that no one person is considered as guilty until his guilt of a criminal offence is proved in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law.