Ilmars Rimsevics, Governor of the Latvian Bank, is accused of bribing and misinforming US law enforcers in connection with the activities of ABLV Bank.
According to KNAB, several years ago Rimš ancakvičs met with bank partner Ernest Berni and claimed that he used some lobbyists to represent his interests abroad, but rejected Bernie lobbyists and refused. He accepted Rimsevich's offer as a bribe request. According to KNAB, a criminal trial, Rimščvičs, gave information about ABLV Bank, the US law enforcement authorities who gave false information about the abnormal position of the investigation.
Based on this information, the Financial Crisis Financing Office of the United States Department of Finance (FinCEN) has published a report on ABLV Bank, containing various bank claims, including money laundering and bribery. According to KNAB, the report has had serious consequences, resulting in the bank forcing itself to take the decision to self-liquidate.
The LETA agency also knows that the KNAB report on the application of the suspected case to Rimsevich reports that the FinCEN report is based on false information provided by Rimsevich.
It is not disclosed to the public which articles of the Penal Code were transferred to Rimš #vičs. However, LETA recognizes that the case is related to ABLV Bank and FinCEN. In contrast, Latvian Television, Rimšmasvičs & # 39; in this process, after two articles of the Criminal Code, bribe demand and official status is suspected abuse of said.
On the other hand, Rimshevich's lawyer Juris Grinvalds declined to comment on the issue on Friday. In addition, other lawyers did not disclose that the former Chief Public Prosecutor of the Special Cases Division of Aldis Pundurs, for example, was accused of misinforming US authorities about Rimščvičs' ABLV Bank. Similarly, Bernis, the shareholder of ABLV Bank, was not presented.
Latvian television issued "de facto" this March, and reported that KNAB has begun criminal proceedings following the submission of ABLV Bank representatives and that the criminal proceedings could be directly or indirectly attributed to the FinCEN report that the Latvian civil servants could receive bribes. ABLV Bank's management did not bribe categorized, but after the report was released, it applied to several law enforcement agencies, including KNAB.
KNAB did not disclose any criminal proceedings initiated under the Criminal Code. Also this week, the KNAB agency LETA has not explained which articles of the Criminal Law are being investigated and whether there are suspects, but the comments in the e-mail, "the people involved in the trial is a defense right," said.
"KNAB records criminal proceedings in connection with the facts set out by ABLV Bank representatives. The investigation continues in the criminal proceedings, so that the CPC does not provide more detailed information about the specific criminal procedure and the related persons. It is stated that it was not guilty in its processing.
Rimšadırvičs and entrepreneur Maris Martinsons is currently responsible for another criminal procedure in the General Directorate of the Prosecutor's Office, which was previously investigated by KNAB. General Prosecutor's Office Rimšvetvičas was accused of taking bribes this summer, while Martinson was accused of bribing.
Visionary Prosecutor Viorika Jirgena said that KNAB started the case after the presentation of two shareholders of AS Trasta komercbanka (TKB). Both stakeholders in the case appeared to be bribery in the case, but were released from criminal responsibility because they voluntarily informed law enforcement officers about this incident.
Jirgens said one of the shareholders had called on Rimsevich in 2010, with Rıdvivski asking for help with matters related to the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) in exchange for offering a paid leisure trip to Kamchatka. In 2012, this shareholder, together with another, will return to Rimsevich, again to seek assistance with other matters relating to FCMC. As a payment, Rimsevich asked for 500m euros, which would be paid in two installments – one and one after the decision of the FCMC.
After the 2010 agreement, the prosecutor stressed that Rimsevics has repeatedly sought to influence the decisions of FCMC by giving recommendation to TKB's shareholder. Such consultations were also ensured after the 2012 agreement, but Rimsevic, although succeeding in influencing the FCMC to make decisions that were deemed to be available to the TCC, also accepted the unfavorable decisions. One of the forms of assistance provided by Rimsevich, the public prosecutor mentioned assistance by FCMC in the preparation of responses to questions raised by bank liquidity and nonresident issues.
Jirgens also explained that Rimšininvičs could not complete the demand, so only the first part or 250 thousand euros had been paid. According to the public prosecutor, Martinson was instrumental in this criminal offense – 10% of the amount of the bribery. The bribe was made in cash, he added.
In contrast, State Police (VP) trial is based on Grims Guseimsikov, owner of Norvik Bank, against criminal proceedings against Rimsevics. Guselnikov openly argued that Rimsevich took bribes from credit institutions for many years.
Last December, Guseerikov addressed a letter in Latvian officials regarding their alleged commitment to receiving bribes. At the beginning of this year, police announced that criminal prosecutions had begun. Criminal proceedings were initiated against arrests and money laundering. In the criminal proceedings, the facts set out in Norvik Bank's largest shareholder application were examined.
VP spokesperson Ilze Jurevica said the criminal proceedings would continue the investigation and verification of the information provided. At present, no one has the status of a suspect in criminal proceedings, but in the interest of the investigation, the VP is not currently available in more general terms.