Governor of the Bank of Latvia (LB), Ilmares Rimsevics, is suspected of possessing another criminal proceeding against the Corruption Prevention and War Bureau (KNAB), according to information available at the LETA agency.
It is not publicly disclosed which sections of the Criminal Code are credited Rimšvivičs and whether in this case can be related to events around ABLV Bank. In turn, Latvian TV said that Rimšvivičs was suspected of this process after two sections of the Criminal Code – on bribery and the demand for abuse official status.
Ryszewicz's lawyer, Yoram Grinwald, refrained from commenting on the case. Also, the second lawyer, former legal adviser of the special department, Aldis Fondores, did not respond, for example, if Ryszewicz was accused of misleading the US authorities on "ABLV Bank." Similarly, Ernest Bernice, the owner of ABLV Bank, which was supposed to liquidate, also did not respond.
The Latvian television program reported in March this year that KNAB launched criminal proceedings following the filing of representatives of ABLV Bank, and criminal proceedings can refer directly or indirectly to the Ministry of Finance and financial crisis of the US Treasury (FinCEN), which reminded Latvian possible bribery of public officials. The management of ABLV Bank has categorically denied bribes, but after the disclosure of the report, he appealed to some law enforcement agencies, including KNAB.
ACRI has not disclosed any criminal proceedings initiated by the Criminal Code. Also, this week the KNAB LETA agency did not disclose what sections of the Criminal Code are investigated whether there are suspects, but the comment was posted by e-mail, the office states that "the persons involved in the proceedings have the right to protection."
"The Office documents the criminal proceedings in connection with the facts mentioned in the filing of ABLV Bank representatives, the investigation of the criminal proceedings continues, so that the CPB does not provide more detailed information about the particular criminal proceeding and the persons involved in it. We note that the persons involved in the proceeding have the right to protection, Guilty of the charge of committing a criminal offense in the manner prescribed by law, "says the commentary of KNAB.
Rimšvivičs and entrepreneur Maris Martinsons are now being charged with other criminal proceedings, which the Prosecutor General's Office have previously investigated by KNAB. The Prosecutor General's Office, Rimschvitz, was indicted for taking bribes during the summer, while Martinson is accused of bribe bribery.
Prosecutor Vision and Eureka Jirgena said that KNAB started the case following submission of two shareholders of "Traste komercbanka" (TKB). Two shareholders in the case appeared bribes in the case but were released from criminal liability because they voluntarily turned to law enforcement with information about this incident.
Jirgens said that one of the shareholders appealed to RIMMITZ in 2010 for assistance in matters related to the Finance and Capital Committee (FCMC), and in return he offered to travel to Cimecaca. In 2012, this shareholder, along with another, will turn again to Rimsevich, asking for help on other issues related to FCMC. As payment, Rimbeich asked for 500,000 euros, which will be paid in two installments – one before and one after the FCMC decision.
The prosecutor stressed that after the agreement of 2010, Rimsevics has repeatedly advised shareholders of TKB, thereby trying to influence FCMC decisions. Such consultations were also given after the agreement of 2012, but although Rimsevic was able to influence the FCMC to make decisions that were allegedly in favor of TKB, at the same time they also adopted decisions that were negative. As one of the forms of assistance by Rimzic, the Plaintiff mentioned assistance in preparing answers to questions raised by FCMC regarding the liquidity of banks and foreign residents.
Jirgens also explained that Rimšvivičs had not completed his application, so only the first part, or 250,000 euros, was paid. According to the Attorney-General, Martinsson played a role as an intermediary for this criminal offense – he received 10% of the total bribe amount. The prosecutor added that bribes were made in cash.
In turn, the proceedings of the State Police (Vice-President) are based on criminal proceedings against Grimes Guseņikikov, the owner of the bank Norvik, against Rimsevics. Guselnikov publicly claimed that Shremeshevitz Extorted bribes from his credit institution for years.
Guseņikikov wrote a letter to the vice president last December regarding the alleged obligation of Latvian officials to extort bribes from him. At the beginning of the year the police announced the opening of criminal proceedings. Criminal proceedings have been initiated on arrests and money laundering. In this criminal proceeding, the facts mentioned in the largest shareholder request at Norvik are examined.
Deputy Director-General Ilse Jurbica said that the criminal proceedings will continue with the investigation and verification of the information provided, and that the person currently does not have the appropriate status of a suspect in criminal proceedings.