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Entries in Latvia (12)


Top ECB banker detained in corruption investigation

Latvia’s independent anti-corruption agency detained the governor of the central bank Saturday after a raid on his home and office.

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FinCEN proposes ban on Latvia bank for money laundering risks

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Tuesday proposed designating a leading Latvian bank as a primary money laundering concern because of alleged connections with North Korea and with criminals in Russia and other countries.

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Ukraine and the New Cold War: Compliance and enforcement risks rise in Eastern Europe

Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on NATO countries to increase defense spending. Poland has announced plans to accelerate a major military modernization program. And Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and the Czech Republic have all promised to increase their defense spending.

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H-P Russia sentenced for mob-style felonies

A Russia subsidiary of Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in San Francisco to conspiracy and substantive violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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How H-P Russia mimicked the mob

Hewlett-Packard's $108 million FCPA settlement last week included a guilty plea by its Russia subsidiary to two felonies for conspiracy and substantive violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA.

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Latvia joins OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Latvia has completed the process to become a member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. It will become the 41st party to the Convention on May 30.

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Latvia charges six in U.S.-led Daimler case

Prosecutors in Riga, Latvia brought charges this week against six people accused of taking bribes from German vehicle-maker Daimler.

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Journalist honored for reporting Russian graft

Russian journalist Roman Anin (photo courtesy of the International Center for Journalists)A Russian journalist who reported on the tax fraud uncovered by murdered lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been awarded the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award.

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Two Alstom execs charged, one pleads guilty 

The United States unsealed criminal charges Tuesday against one current and one former executive of French power company Alstom's U.S. unit for an Indonesia bribery scheme.

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Latvia prosecuting officials in Daimler bribery case

At least seven officials in Latvia, including members from the Riga city council, will be prosecuted for taking bribes from German vehicle-maker Daimler AG in return for public transport contracts.

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Another country launches Magnitsky-related investigation

Image courtesy of Google Maps Moldova has opened a criminal money-laundering probe connected to the alleged $230 million theft exposed by murdered Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

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Foreign Enforcement Notes: Ferrostaal and Alstom

Miller and Chevalier's FCPA Winter Review 2012 noted a couple of significant enforcement actions in Europe in late 2011.

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